Originally Posted by almost
If he is brought up right, he can do very well. He should have about 8 fights with guys who arent UFC level first, and then start moving up in competition. If he were to go to the UFC directly, he would be taken down and submitted with ease.
unless he's got a very deep background, especially with wrestling [the basis of MMA,] he's not going to make an easy transition. he's too old. he's hit his physical peak, for sure.
it would be cool to see his handspeed with 4 oz gloves, though.
unless he's literalyl impossible to take down he won't be a successful MMA fighter. if he can somehow develop top defense from being taken down he will have a good chance of knocking people out spectacularly, but that will never happen.