MMA fighters have similar age to pro golfers, similar athletes?

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  1. Shattered Dream

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    Golf and mma require minimal athleticism which is why you see pros in both those sports dominate for longer periods of time. Bowlers, golfers, mixed martial artists, pool players, poker players, etc are all the same really.
     
  2. Hard To Tell

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    Golf has a much larger talent pool than MMA.
     
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    Are you fucking with me, kid???
     
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    You're trying too hard dude
     
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    One plays outside on grass, the other inside in a cage, but everything else is virtually identical...

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    You should give this MMA thing, maybe you can get a 20 million dollar pay cheque from the UFC like Connor McGregor.
     
  8. Hard To Tell

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    Joking apart, I think a lot of people would be surprised at how powerful and athletic a lot of top golfers are. Regardless of skill and technique, it's still a big reason for why they hit the ball so far.
     
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    Conor would gas before he got to the back 9 if he attempted to take on the A level athletes in golf.
     
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    Another thing is how a lot of golfers miss a few years because of injuries and most players are playing with some sort of nagging injury. If you can get seriously injured playing pro golf I think people should be more accepting of fighters getting injured. People on here act like every injury that happens could have been avoided but if pro golfers get injured just from playing golf..
     
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    You fuking suck bro.

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    I can't fault this argument. I mean, people on this forum watch soccer.
     
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  14. kflo

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    it's not the talent, its that in mma most don't start training early. so you continue to evolve and improve at more advanced ages. golfers don't rely on athleticism so they don't lose their game from aging as quickly as other sports. aren't these things obvious?
     
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    It's because both sports, arts, require years of experience to become "great" and technically proficient at. The best Martial Artists are always old sensei's, kru's, etc etc.. Look in mma: DJ, TJ, Tony, Woodley, Romero, DC, Stipe.. All in their 30s and just reached, or just now hitting prime in mma.
     
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    noone within his camp has ever supported that about brock, and brock was a champion wrestler and mma fighter you're comparing how hard he trains to a fat golfer?
     
  17. Playswellwithlawndarts

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    Well both GOATs like smashing cars into shit.<JonesLaugh>
     
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    Highly competitive 40-year-olds do exist in other sports. Chris Chelios led the NHL in plus/minus at the age of 40. Tom Brady just won the NFL MVP at 40. Nolan Ryan led MLB in ERA and strikeouts at 40, and was still one of the best pitchers up until his mid-forties. He even threw a no-hitter at 43 and another at 44. There are plenty of other 40-year-olds who were very good in those sports. I don't know enough about NBA to name any there.

    Those guys were all in physical decline but they had developed enough knowledge by that time to overcome any deficiencies that were creeping up. MMA is new enough and complex enough, and most fighters started late enough, that many are probably still learning a lot of new skills and strategies at 40.

    I don't mind if MMA never gets the full talent pool that many other sports get. I loved the early days when it seemed like you'd have to be a bit unhinged to even try such a thing. You get some good characters that way.

    Anyway, I think you did pretty good with this thread. You got me thinking. I started out writing an angry rant because it seemed like you were disrespecting MMA fighters, but I concluded that you weren't being unreasonable when I had trouble finding any direct quotes that suggested that they weren't good athletes. Just not as good as Lebron, which isn't an unreasonable thing to say. Griffin was probably one of the best athletes at his high school, but he was no Lebron.

    The more I looked at the thread the more it seemed like you were simply defending golfers to MMA fans. Golf's one of those sports that often gets flak for not being a real sport. The physical skills are certainly very limited, but they're also very difficult.
     
  19. tithas

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    Golf is way more technical than MMA.
     
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    I'm gonna reply to this thread simply because...I find so many things wrong + I detect a kind of snobbishness and ignorance which kind of pisses me off.

    I've played a bit of golf and have wrassled (a little bit of striking experience) and I am telling you...they are nothing alike.

    People who havent put enough thought into things are quick to delve into so-called "similarities" when really they haven't even scratched the surface regarding the core differences. You are seriously gonna compare the mental, physical process involved in setting up a triangle or kimura (which is actually highly dependent on your opponent's skills and body composition) with getting a friggin par or eagle?

    The differences are quite substantial...one sport you use a metal rod to swing, there are many environmental factors that come into play (wind, grass condition, course difficulty)..another you use nothing but your bare body .

    I cannot say which sport has more complexity, but I can say that they involve different kinds of complexity. The confusion here is that everyone has a different definition of athleticism (and rightfully so).

    I believe MMA is a sport that requires an immense amount of training and dedication. Yes shit goes crazy when your dealing with heavyweights, but bring it down to the lightweight, welterweight level, and it really is a game of inches (different kind of inches from putting)
     

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