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Old 04-15-2011, 03:38 PM
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:44 PM
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your examples are awful. Kimbo had been training in mma for a while and was fighting an old shot boxer. and youre trying to say Tank Abbott was successful? for the most part he would get owned, and lost to any guy with boxing experience. Its hilarious because they showed his fight against Don Frye in there, which he lost.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:46 PM
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you might be good at street fighter but that doesnt mean youll be good in a street fight.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:52 PM
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your examples are awful. Kimbo had been training in mma for a while and was fighting an old shot boxer. and youre trying to say Tank Abbott was successful? for the most part he would get owned, and lost to any guy with boxing experience. Its hilarious because they showed his fight against Don Frye in there, which he lost.
That was in their arena, do you pick any of those guys over Tank in 4x4ft worth of fighting space? And these are HWs not 150lb men.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:59 PM
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That was in their arena, do you pick any of those guys over Tank in 4x4ft worth of fighting space? And these are HWs not 150lb men.
an old shot 150lb Gatti owned some random HW athletes on pros vs joes, even with headgear and big gloves on. also Judah KOed some HW thug guy like nothing in a stupid tape, and also a while back Judah chased off 3 guys trying to rob him one day.

you dont need much power behind punches to KO someone with no gloves on.

and since when is a 4x4 space a 'streetfight', lol. call me crazy, but I thought street fights happened in the street, not a closet.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:42 PM
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an old shot 150lb Gatti owned some random HW athletes on pros vs joes, even with headgear and big gloves on..
Dude those guys were ****ing soft as **** and totally uncoordinated.

I saw that episode.

Hell they flat out weren't even fighters at all.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:56 PM
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Kimbo Slice-Ray Mercer was a fixed fight.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:13 PM
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Abbott was a street-fighter, but he did train as well, at least once his career started. Pretty sure he trained with Tito Ortiz.

There are exceptions to every rule. If size, strength and natural ability are equal, then the better trained guy is likely to win. But Tank was very strong, hit hard and had a good chin. There are some good fighters that he may have beaten just by overpowering and pounding on.

When it comes to fighting, it only takes one punch to win or lose, so there are going to be exceptions to almost any 'rule' you can think of. I think Tank was likely one of those exceptions.
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