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Old 09-02-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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i love fight science, really well put together apples to apples type comparison.

now a lot of people constantly "point out" that if a pro boxer got in the cage with mma gloves it would be an easy KO because of the smaller gloves. ive even seen some say "floyd might kill someone if he fought in those smaller gloves."

looks like there is very little difference if force between the 2 gloves.


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Old 09-02-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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How do you explain the comparative glass jaws in MMA then?

Is this another MMA vs boxing thread?

Put the best MMA fighter in Floyd's weight class in boxing, and see what the fight looks like. What's your point exactly?
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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How do you explain the comparative glass jaws in MMA then?

Is this another MMA vs boxing thread?

Put the best MMA fighter in Floyd's weight class in boxing, and see what the fight looks like. What's your point exactly?
put floyd in his weight class in mma see what the fight looks like. not a boxing vs mma, whos whats better thread at all. its a lets compare gloves thread.

the point is, all those who say a boxer with 4 oz mma gloves is more dangerous than a boxer with standard boxing gloves, that myth is dispelled.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I never thought the weight of the gloves had much to do with the hitting but the protection of the knuckles to allow more hitting.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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I never thought the weight of the gloves had much to do with the hitting but the protection of the knuckles to allow more hitting.
in reality, this is the truth. but in attempts to boost one sport over the other, many have made the claims i stated.

a lot more broken hands in mma. not so much "glass jaw" as was accused earlier.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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put floyd in his weight class in mma see what the fight looks like. not a boxing vs mma, whos whats better thread at all. its a lets compare gloves thread.

the point is, all those who say a boxer with 4 oz mma gloves is more dangerous than a boxer with standard boxing gloves, that myth is dispelled.
Not getting into the science, and also not a fan of MMA but what I will tell you is this. There is more money to be made by a top ranked fighter in boxing then MMA. So someone that has the talent to box is not going to step down and attempt to learn the skills to compete in MMA. On the other hand only a few MMA fighters have tried to make a go of it in boxing and failed. Guess my point is MMA fighters do not transition to boxing and the money because they know they would never make it.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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Not getting into the science, and also not a fan of MMA but what I will tell you is this. There is more money to be made by a top ranked fighter in boxing then MMA. So someone that has the talent to box is not going to step down and attempt to learn the skills to compete in MMA. On the other hand only a few MMA fighters have tried to make a go of it in boxing and failed. Guess my point is MMA fighters do not transition to boxing and the money because they know they would never make it.
Ahhh yes, there we go. Don't care about the false narrative of how superior boxers are and how they would dominate in mma with tiny gloves. Instead lets just talk about how much money to top .1% of boxers make.
The average boxing champion is making very similar money to what the average mma champion makes. Let's not get into the whole "yeah but Floyd makes", that is the most ridiculous argument possible.


But thanks for playing.
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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Not getting into the science, and also not a fan of MMA but what I will tell you is this. There is more money to be made by a top ranked fighter in boxing then MMA. So someone that has the talent to box is not going to step down and attempt to learn the skills to compete in MMA. On the other hand only a few MMA fighters have tried to make a go of it in boxing and failed. Guess my point is MMA fighters do not transition to boxing and the money because they know they would never make it.
Of course MMA fighters would have trouble making it in boxing. They have spent years developing their skills mixing in BJJ, wrestling, and Muay Thai/boxing.

They couldn't expect to become world-class at boxign any more that a boxer would be able to become world-class at a mix of BJJ/wrestling/MuayThai/boxing.
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