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Boxer Wladimir Klitschko Wants to Learn MMA

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In the eternal debate of MMA versus boxing, count heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko as a fan of mixed martial arts.

While some boxing traditionalists have shunned MMA as the wicked stepchild of combat sports, there are more and more pugilists coming out in support of it.

Current WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was resistant to MMA when he first watched, but as time passed he couldn’t help but become a fan of the athleticism and skill involved.

“I wasn’t such in Russia when I watched it live the first time, and to be honest I didn’t really like it before. But when I was watching it, I got into the style of MMA and I think I have a lot of respect for MMA fighters. It’s a very tough sport. I don’t think I’m ready to practice it and fight in the cage, I think I’m too old for it, but I have a lot of respect,” Klitschko told the Jim Rome Show recently.

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Post #1   1/15/12 9:56:25PM   

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Klitschko. He won't compete, but that's awesome to hear the best HW boxer in the world making positive comments about MMA.

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Post #2   1/15/12 10:02:03PM   

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I love the fact that he said he Respected mma fighters, it a far cry from James "Too Fat" Toney saying he was gonna show these mma fighters what's up

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Posted by prophecy033

I love the fact that he said he Respected mma fighters, it a far cry from James "Too Fat" Toney saying he was gonna show these mma fighters what's up


True, but I loved James Tony's fight

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Posted by Kpro

Klitschko. He won't compete, but that's awesome to hear the best HW boxer in the world making positive comments about MMA.



he is classy dude, i remember when he told floyd douchemeather to stop talking about mma cause he would get hurt bad. glad to see he wants to learn, also I'm really glad he didnt call it UFC. with his size he prb wouldnt be that bad cause im sure its hard to take down a 6'6" 240 lbs giant

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This proves that a lot of times for people a challenge is worth more than money, the glory is in the struggle not the victory.

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awesome..how old is he?

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Posted by tallica62

awesome..how old is he?



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Post #8   1/16/12 3:27:29PM   

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Yeah I'm glad he respects MMA.
But i doubt he'll compete, he knows he'll just end up like James Toney.
They'll give him like Frank Mir and Mir's gonna break his leg or something LOL.

Post #9   1/16/12 6:56:36PM   

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vitali could whoop ome butt though. He is a badass amateur kboxer and world class boxer.

Post #10   1/16/12 9:16:11PM