UFC’s Real A-Level Athletes

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  1. mmacrisis

    mmacrisis Purple Belt

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    Do you define A-Level as someone who can run a marathon? Without your context for the definition you may as well say that Matt Hughes is a good ballet dancer, because no one can understand what you are referencing.

    Brock was an A-Level athlete, so was Randy, Cain, JDS, DJ, Anderson, GSP, Jones and many others.
     
  2. RichardN7

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    Yoel is freakishly strong, and that is all.
    Athleticism is a blend of sport-specific physical qualities including strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, etc. Yoel has two of these...

    What makes you say that he is? His strength? Physique? Lol
    Yeah, he’s imposing. Won’t stop Fury from having his way with him if he ever gets his shit together. Ffs he almost got KOd by a 40 yo Klitschko because he GASSED.
    The old man didn’t gas, but Joshua did. That tells me all I need to know. He’s not rounded athletically.

    Ehmm... what’s the point of your post again?
    My criteria for MMA athleticism is physical performance and sustainment thereof in competition.
    Guys who can’t sustain their strength/maximum exertion like Condor (despite his exquisite technique and precision) or Hoodley or Yoel are NOT athletic. Diaz trades off too much strength for his endurance, so he isn’t either. Guys who blend strength, endurance, speed and agility are the best athletes.
     
  3. grimballer

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    All ufc champs with week of training
     
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  4. grimballer

    grimballer Silver Belt

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    Silly ts

    There are no a level athletes in ufc

    If they were a level they would make millions in nfl or nba
     
  5. jjdowns

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    Woo, much better, thank you.
     
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    I really don’t find this that impressive. I have a fourty year old friend with a guy who’s a father of two that can do his when he’s drunk. Once you learn it as a teenager, it’s pretty easy to pull it back out.
     
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    Anyone who medals at the Olympics is an A level athlete cheeto eater.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.
     
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    He's not in the ufc
     
  9. Tephlon

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    Beach body doesn't = A level athlete. Sometimes it does not always. You also have to take into consideration coordination otherwise known as (hands) in athletics. Plenty of guys are ripped but have no hands. Conversely you have guys who are skinny fat like Anderson Silva for example who may not be ripped, but are athletic AF with crazy hands.
     
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    Exactly. Shertards brand these potroasts as A-Level athletes. These guys literally push and shove for a few seconds at a time, once every 30 or 40 seconds for about 5 minutes at a time... then they go off the field and put on oxygen masks.
     
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    hes bellator you casual fan
     
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    Dat Ferg is an A-level athlete.
     
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    Romero is an Olympian. The HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT OF ATHLETIC ABILITY.

    Retarded post from the start.
     
  14. JackSchtotll

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    All HWs are more athletic that these guys you've listed.

    It's easy to kick and do a backflip if you are a 160Lbs cool dude.

    Try banging and carrying your mass around when you're 230Lbs+ of muscle and bear fat.
     
  15. beastman

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    Defining an A-level athlete is tough. My qualities would be:

    1. Speed/Quickness/Burst
    2. Strength
    2. Natural ability to learn and duplicate techniques with the body
    3. Natural hand-eye coordination
     
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    Using your logic - Usain Bolt is not an A level athlete, because he would gas trying to run a mile. Which he himself admits he has never done & probably couldn't do.

    Sneaky edit:

    Let me clarify my point, because I know from your original post and subsequent posts you are stubborn and ignorant.

    You talk about sport specific athleticism.
    Running is the sport. The 100m sprint is a subset of the sport.
    MMA is not a sport. It is a subset of Combat sports.
    Therefor; it is impossible to say Yoel is not an A level athlete. Unless you are willing to admit your belief that Bolt is also not an A level Athlete, or that Phelps is not also..
     
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    Haha, true. My bad, I totally forgot. I should be beaten with my own FightPass membership.
     
  18. RichardN7

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    Ummm... yes.... 10 years ago.
    What about NOW though?
     
  19. SpedDaddyV

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    I think the Shertards who bash fighters for not being A-Level are just as dumb as the guys who bash offensive linemen on an American Football team while they type a post from the comfort of their mobile or keyboard. Do you know how rigorous blocking a guy like JJ Watt is from ripping your Quarterback's head 95 times a game is?



    JJ Watt is 6'5 and can complete a high jump of 61+ inches. You have a 61 inch waist, to put it into perspective.

    It's essentially engaging in constant interval training sessions of test of strength. They are fat as fuck because the possession entails them be fat as fuck. They are difficult to get around, and they are strong as an ox. Otherwise they would be defensive ends. American football is a game of chess, not a constant endurance test. Otherwise they would be soccer/footballer players or wide receivers.
     
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  20. CoreCanyon

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    I disagree, Jon Jones is the best athlete ever in the UFC.

    I do think Yoel and Randleman are freaks, though.
     

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