Bernard Hopkins Says If You Like Biting, Watch UFC

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DevonFoxy
7/18/07 12:57:09AM
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So what do you guys think on these comments?
Twenty20Dollars
7/18/07 1:21:19AM
Hmm well i guess bernard doesnt know anything about the UFC, because there is no biting in the ufc and their are rules. Plus there is a whole nother aspect, ok punching you are just constantly punching each other in the head and body for many rounds.

In street fights do you see the fighters make one another tap out. no

Hopkins is just mad because the spotlight isnt on him.
Lord_Lenny
7/18/07 1:28:48AM
man i would love to have a debate with Hopkins, and actually MMA has been around for a very long time, just not in America. Bernard is just one of the ignorant people who have only seen old UFC ko highlights, and cant realise how technical and much more aspects MMA has than boxing. He seems to think UFC is full of thugs, when in actuality many of them of them are college graduates and extremely intelligent. The only fighter i can think of that is actually a thug is Tank Abbot and he's improved. Then it seems like every other boxer is a highschool dropout with a troubled past, and act unintelligent in interviews.

I am just tired of boxers acting out against MMA, because they think their legacies and careers are threatened by MMA. They say MMA isnt a threat to boxing, but the fact that they say these things unprovoked, proves that it is
TOMMYAYO05
7/18/07 1:53:39AM

Let me tell you something. Boxing survived the mob. It survived Don King. It survived every bad thing you can possibly imagine. You want to watch UFC? Go down to your local bar on a Friday night. After a few drinks, a couple of drunks will start throwing punches at one another. There's your UFC for you. UFC is street fighting in a cage. Boxing is a controlled, skilled talent. There's no comparison. Boxing's not going anywhere. It's hundreds of years old, man. You want to see biting, kicking, and kneeing? Go to your nearest bar. You want to see fighting, go to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on July 21."
I would love to see hopkins getin the cage and fight silva,franklin, or hendo there all the same weight.he is just jealous,im sick of these boxers sayin how they would dominate in the ufc and noone steepin up they all talk sh*t cuz thats all they know how to do.I mean come on Din Thomas called them all out but has anyone stepped up i think not so until they do they need to stop running there mouths!!!
loller90278
7/18/07 1:56:07AM

Posted by Lord_Lenny

man i would love to have a debate with Hopkins, and actually MMA has been around for a very long time, just not in America. Bernard is just one of the ignorant people who have only seen old UFC ko highlights, and cant realise how technical and much more aspects MMA has than boxing. He seems to think UFC is full of thugs, when in actuality many of them of them are college graduates and extremely intelligent. The only fighter i can think of that is actually a thug is Tank Abbot and he's improved. Then it seems like every other boxer is a highschool dropout with a troubled past, and act unintelligent in interviews.

I am just tired of boxers acting out against MMA, because they think their legacies and careers are threatened by MMA. They say MMA isnt a threat to boxing, but the fact that they say these things unprovoked, proves that it is



add babalu to that list
and krazy horse.
cmill21
7/18/07 2:14:33AM
I like when boxers say stuff like this...shows their ignorance.
Lord_Lenny
7/18/07 2:14:55AM

Posted by loller90278


Posted by Lord_Lenny

man i would love to have a debate with Hopkins, and actually MMA has been around for a very long time, just not in America. Bernard is just one of the ignorant people who have only seen old UFC ko highlights, and cant realise how technical and much more aspects MMA has than boxing. He seems to think UFC is full of thugs, when in actuality many of them of them are college graduates and extremely intelligent. The only fighter i can think of that is actually a thug is Tank Abbot and he's improved. Then it seems like every other boxer is a highschool dropout with a troubled past, and act unintelligent in interviews.

I am just tired of boxers acting out against MMA, because they think their legacies and careers are threatened by MMA. They say MMA isnt a threat to boxing, but the fact that they say these things unprovoked, proves that it is



add babalu to that list
and krazy horse.


oh yeah lol, drew fickett, Diaz bros. but i still think on the whole, MMA fighters are generally smarter and more articulate people than boxers
Northrend
7/18/07 6:18:47AM

Posted by loller90278


Posted by Lord_Lenny

man i would love to have a debate with Hopkins, and actually MMA has been around for a very long time, just not in America. Bernard is just one of the ignorant people who have only seen old UFC ko highlights, and cant realise how technical and much more aspects MMA has than boxing. He seems to think UFC is full of thugs, when in actuality many of them of them are college graduates and extremely intelligent. The only fighter i can think of that is actually a thug is Tank Abbot and he's improved. Then it seems like every other boxer is a highschool dropout with a troubled past, and act unintelligent in interviews.

I am just tired of boxers acting out against MMA, because they think their legacies and careers are threatened by MMA. They say MMA isnt a threat to boxing, but the fact that they say these things unprovoked, proves that it is



add babalu to that list
and krazy horse.




Babalu is a cuddly teddybear!
babalu2720
7/18/07 9:13:13AM

Posted by loller90278


Posted by Lord_Lenny

man i would love to have a debate with Hopkins, and actually MMA has been around for a very long time, just not in America. Bernard is just one of the ignorant people who have only seen old UFC ko highlights, and cant realise how technical and much more aspects MMA has than boxing. He seems to think UFC is full of thugs, when in actuality many of them of them are college graduates and extremely intelligent. The only fighter i can think of that is actually a thug is Tank Abbot and he's improved. Then it seems like every other boxer is a highschool dropout with a troubled past, and act unintelligent in interviews.

I am just tired of boxers acting out against MMA, because they think their legacies and careers are threatened by MMA. They say MMA isnt a threat to boxing, but the fact that they say these things unprovoked, proves that it is



add babalu to that list
and krazy horse.



It was a 1 time mistake. But anyway i agree that boxers are just being ignorant and jealous. If Hopkins beats Winky i no one will care.
fullerene
7/18/07 9:19:57AM
Boxers are no worse than dojo masters who claim they can't enter the UFC becasue their techniques are too lethal to be used in a sporting event...or bodybuilders who say "there's no way that skinny guy could beat me"...or wrestlers with no MMA experience who say they could beat Ernesto Hoost becasue they would just take him down right away.


All of these guys have worked very hard at very demanding sports and the people around them are constantly blowing them up as to how tough they are. And they ARE tough. Bernard Hopkins in particular is about as hard a dude as you can find. They are showing disprespect to MMA partially in a response to the disrespect that MMA shows to them. Just becasue a boxer would lose in an open rules fight doesn't mean that boxing isn't just as demanding as MMA or any other sport. When people don't give his sport credit, a guy like Hopkins--who's paranoid as hell anywyas--is naturally going to give the reaction you hear there.

One thing that should make him feel better is that he gets paid about 20x the amount of the headliners for the UFC for his fights at this stage of his career. Doesn't provide a lot of incentive to challenge Matt Serra, huh?
Chute-Boxe33
7/18/07 9:23:51AM
Hopkins is an idiot, and he shouldn't be talking because he doesn't know anything about MMA.
bigblair
7/18/07 10:06:14AM
the boxers are just uset the media is slighlty shifting away from them, like previously stated, they get paid far more money than mma guys.
its just quite poor to see professional athletes sho no respect towards other professional athletes, but that backs the theory that most boxers arent as intelligent as mma guys
Signal2112
7/18/07 10:07:52AM

Posted by Lord_Lenny

The only fighter i can think of that is actually a thug is Tank Abbot and he's improved.



I thought that was just a "spin" they put on him and he was actually college educated with a history degree or something?

And whats this, another uneducated bum running off at the mouth about MMA? Yeah, boxing's past it, we know. Nothing to see here!
pharside
7/18/07 10:11:34AM
He's right didn't an all time "great" mma champ bite a guys ear off?
LR
7/18/07 10:21:47AM
Why can't boxers be more like Roy Jones Jr? I read an article where the interviewer asked him about UFC, and he actually made an educated little blurb about the UFC. He was basically saying that boxers would have a tough time in the Octagon, and that the only way he could possibly win is if he fought another guy who liked to standup, or he was able to KO the guy within the first 10 seconds if he was a ground guy. He also stated that if someone took him down, it'd be ugly for a boxer. And for the most part, that's correct. A great boxer could potentially take a UFC guy in a standup fight, but for a flat out ground guy, like a Sherk, you'd have to catch him as he charged you, otherwise you are done.
thepunisher
7/18/07 10:24:56AM
Just becuase they are both combat sports doesn't mean the should be compared, they are two completely different sports
chuckw94
7/18/07 10:51:01AM
hopkins is a dumbass! he would get his ass kicked in the ufc so he should shut his mouth. and what talent is he talking about ? there's lots of guys with talent in the ufc. all he has on them is that he know's how to box better.
Twenty20Dollars
7/18/07 10:55:05AM
Bernard is just trying to hype up his fight. like Mayweather tried to do.

See Bernard just wants people to come watch his fight. But let's see Din Thomas has offically called out any boxer to come fight in the UFC.

And lets also see, Mayweather ducked out on fighting Sherk. haha of course he would.
LightsOut33093
7/18/07 11:10:15AM
i dont remember when any UFC fighter bit someone.........but i do remember when mike tyson bit lennox lewis's (i think thats his name) ear off
fullerene
7/18/07 11:23:38AM

but i do remember when mike tyson bit lennox lewis's (i think thats his name) ear off

You don't remember that well. It was Evander Holyfield who was bit and the ear didn't come clean off, although a pretty big chunk did.
thepunisher
7/18/07 11:25:57AM
Tyson did bite Lewis but it was on the leg at the press conference fight they got into
DevonFoxy
7/18/07 11:31:37AM
Boxing is just becoming sad. No one cares about it anymore. Back in the day it used to get some fans into it but its too boring IMO. All they do is stand around striking once and awhile. MMA is killing boxing which is making them desperate for anything to get ratings. Its sad to see because MMA is just getting better after the purchase of Pride. Not sad for me because i dislike boxing but I'm sure some people re gonna be sad to see it go.
pharside
7/18/07 12:10:16PM

Posted by LightsOut33093

i dont remember when any UFC fighter bit someone.........but i do remember when mike tyson bit lennox lewis's (i think thats his name) ear off



I was making a joke but I guess no one saw Tyson bite Holifeild's ear off ,
ocho-cinco
7/18/07 1:13:02PM
"if you like biting, watch UFC." hahahahahahaha are you ******* kidding me? that has got to the dumbest most uniformed opinion I have ever heard. Anyone seen any old Mke Tyson Vs Evander Holyfield footage recently?
jamessick
7/18/07 1:41:25PM

Posted by thepunisher

Just becuase they are both combat sports doesn't mean the should be compared, they are two completely different sports



Agreed. Boxing's in a sorry state when the best they can do is try to get publicity through MMA. And even that just shows that boxing is losing out. It's no headline if a boxer says something about anything, unless they say "UFC sucks". Then it gets a little coverage. The important part to the media at this point is that a boxer said something about the UFC.

Boxers just need to be happy that a great boxer will probably beat most MMA fighters at boxing. Then again, Dwayne Wade is probably better at basketball than Matt Serra ... big deal, different sport. In MMA, the reach difference could make for an interesting fight, though...
GrandMaster313
7/18/07 2:09:45PM
Hopkins no doubt is one of the best BOXER's I have ever seen and I think most who know a lil' sum bout boxing would agree. However he has no room to bash another sport especially a fighting sport. We are suppose to listen to a guy who claims that the UFC is nothing but a bar fight on a friday night..... ya ok bernard. You know I was going to get mad and upset about this but then I realized that getting mad at someone because of their ignorance and lack of knowledge of a topic just would't be right. For his sake I hope he never accepts
an MMA fight. Somebody should show him what happened to Jonnie Morton
SteedTheDeed
7/18/07 2:43:37PM
no one likes being #2
SpiderSilva
7/18/07 7:05:34PM
You never know a boxers hands are so fast they could catch someone shooting for a takedown but once down goodnight or their not gonna be punching anyone with a broken arm
e-thug
7/19/07 12:52:01AM
All the guy is tryin to do is promote his fight.

Mayweather did the same thing and now Hopkins is doin it.

Its sad, cuz I really liked how Hopkins carried himself before this ridiculous comments.
ac_gi
7/19/07 4:06:08AM

Posted by fullerene

Boxers are no worse than dojo masters who claim they can't enter the UFC becasue their techniques are too lethal to be used in a sporting event...or bodybuilders who say "there's no way that skinny guy could beat me"...or wrestlers with no MMA experience who say they could beat Ernesto Hoost becasue they would just take him down right away.


All of these guys have worked very hard at very demanding sports and the people around them are constantly blowing them up as to how tough they are. And they ARE tough. Bernard Hopkins in particular is about as hard a dude as you can find. They are showing disprespect to MMA partially in a response to the disrespect that MMA shows to them. Just becasue a boxer would lose in an open rules fight doesn't mean that boxing isn't just as demanding as MMA or any other sport. When people don't give his sport credit, a guy like Hopkins--who's paranoid as hell anywyas--is naturally going to give the reaction you hear there.

One thing that should make him feel better is that he gets paid about 20x the amount of the headliners for the UFC for his fights at this stage of his career. Doesn't provide a lot of incentive to challenge Matt Serra, huh?



Although I'm not a boxing fan, this is a well written post.
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