Boxers are one trick ponies. A boxer MUST knockout an MMA guy on the first punch, or else he is done. Even if he connects, the likelihood of the boxer throwing a knockout blow on the first attempt is incredibly small.
Once it goes to the ground, as any street fight worth its salt would, the MMA guy would choke the boxer unconscious or break his arm in less than 30 seconds. Boxers are trained to do one thing. It wouldn't be close.
People glorify boxers because they have history on their side. But people forget that boxing is not really fighting, its just boxing. There is nothing realistic about two guys just throwing punches. Any respectable fight winds up on the ground. Boxing is boxing, MMA is fighting. I'll always take the guy who has more weapons and knows how to use them.
Originally posted by Kolohe: Two words that describe MMA - Vale Tudo.
Two words that describes boxing - One-dimensional
I seem to recall Ray Mercer knocking out Tim Sylvia. Only time Silvia has ever been KO'd They might be one dimensial, but they're far superior then what MMA guys are use to seeing. Point being if they don't respect a boxer's punch it's nighty nite for them.
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