What would MMA stars be doing now if there was no MMA?

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fullerene
2/17/09 10:58:01AM
Do you think any of them would be competing in other sports, teaching martial arts classes, working as bouncers/bodyguards or just getting a regular job/education?
DCRage
2/17/09 11:02:11AM
Considering that's what a couple of fighters have been doing or are going to try (Noons, Arlovski) I'd have to say quite a few would probably be doing boxing. Otherwise education & jobs seem most likely.
fizzle
2/17/09 12:16:27PM
3AM Sunday morning infomercials for Chuck Norris's Atomic Ab Smasher.
SmileR
2/17/09 12:28:59PM
Corry Hill would be the face of weight watchers. Arlovski would probably be a model or some sort of god, I'm not quite sure witch yet but i do know people would still love him!
Mayhem13
2/17/09 2:14:08PM
Rich Franklin would be Jim Carreys stunt double, and Houston Alexander would sign on for the come back of "In Living Colour" as the long lost Wayans brother...
mrsmiley
2/17/09 3:22:48PM
Matt Hughes: Highway Patrolman

Phil Baroni: Porn Star

Jason Miller: Dance instructer

Rampage: Pro-wrestler

Wandy: Well.............. An axe murderer

jiujitsufreak74
2/17/09 3:30:50PM
Nick Thompson would be a paralegal...and might still be a very legal very soon

Marcus Davis would have continued to be a bar owner (he would not have continued boxing imo)

Aoki would find his niche in the sports of Judo and Jiu-Jitsu

Bisping would be taking any low level job he could get while he had some kickboxing fights for extra money

fullerene
2/17/09 4:59:58PM
One of the questions I have is whether a guy who's shown a lot of athleticism in MMA, like Georges St. Pierre, could transfer that apparent strength/speed/coordination to boxing, football or some other sport. They require those same attributes, but generally speaking people who look great at one sport look shockingly mediocre tyring to apply it elsewhere.
jiujitsufreak74
2/17/09 5:04:52PM

Posted by fullerene

One of the questions I have is whether a guy who's shown a lot of athleticism in MMA, like Georges St. Pierre, could transfer that apparent strength/speed/coordination to boxing, football or some other sport. They require those same attributes, but generally speaking people who look great at one sport look shockingly mediocre tyring to apply it elsewhere.



ala Michael Jordan
Wolfenstein
2/17/09 5:28:58PM
Many of them would have probably gone on to do regular jobs--maybe a few wrestling coaches and martial arts instructors. There would be a lot less BJJ instructors, and probably some guys would have never been introduced to BJJ at all.

A lot of these guys had your "average Joe" jobs before MMA and that's probably what they would still be doing. No doubt there are some really athletic guys in MMA, but sports like baseball and football etc--not only require you to be a 1 in a million athlete, but also require that you start off early on in High School and youth leagues. It's not like MMA where you can jump in like Randy Couture. That sort of thing happens all the time in MMA with guys that maybe wrestled some years back in high school. You never see a guy in any of the major sports come out of nowehere at thirty years old and come out to play 1B for a major league team on the other hand.
EvenFlow
2/17/09 5:40:01PM
Well Brock and Angle would be best buds again Click
Pookie
2/17/09 6:36:25PM
Arona and Sexiyama would male models.
fullerene
2/17/09 6:43:51PM
Those last two posts make me think of another option or two: Pro Wrestlers or Actors. I think some people have the look, charisma and desire to be in front of the camera. It's easy for me to picture guys like Tito Ortiz or Vitor Belfott doing that kind of thing--as a matter of fact they have already dipped their feet in it.
jiujitsufreak74
2/17/09 6:48:12PM

Posted by fullerene

Those last two posts make me think of another option or two: Pro Wrestlers or Actors. I think some people have the look, charisma and desire to be in front of the camera. It's easy for me to picture guys like Tito Ortiz or Vitor Belfott doing that kind of thing--as a matter of fact they have already dipped their feet in it.



well with the whole acting thing you have to question some of those guys only got their roles from their fame in MMA. i can assure you Randy would have never made it as an actor to any degree if he hadn't done MMA.

and as for pro wrestlers, i don't know if too many MMA fighters fit the bill to be pro wrestlers. obviously Brock does since he came from pro wrestling first, but you would need HWs that have a solid background in wrestling, which is in short supply in today's MMA.
StriderXero
2/18/09 1:25:10PM
Rampage=Stand up comedian

Fedor = russian army general

GSP = Jean Claude Van Damm stunt double

Mayhem = probably a "Jackass" cast member

Sakuraba = Super Hero

Gina Carano = Flight attendent

Kimbo = Boogey man

Kenny Florian = Used car Salesman

Krazy Horse = M.I.T. Professor

Shinya Aoki = big time fasion designer......he'd be up there with Oscar De La Renta or Marc Ecko

Minotauro = professional soccer player

Wanderlei = professional soccer player

Anderson Silva = professional soccer player

Shogun = professional soccer player

and finally Dana White

He'd be Dr. Evil's appretice

jiujitsufreak74
2/18/09 3:10:40PM

Posted by StriderXero

Minotauro = professional soccer player

Wanderlei = professional soccer player

Anderson Silva = professional soccer player

Shogun = professional soccer player



higdon10
2/18/09 10:17:41PM
Kalib Starnes would run marathons

and

The Diaz brothers would be in jail
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