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Who is Muhammad Ali Of The UFC?

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Watch this exciting video to find out which world champion of MMA is the Muhammad Ali of the UFC. The answer will shock you!

Who is Muhammad Ali of the UFC?

Post #1   5/16/12 2:31:49PM   

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Posted by martinej

The answer will shock you!




i was not shocked.

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Post #2   5/16/12 2:40:14PM   

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Yeah, I have zero idea as to why that was "shocking" in any way. Aside from the UFC selling Jones to the casual fan as an unstoppable juggernaut, the hardcore fans realize he is going to be a legitimately difficult nut to crack.

There's absolutely nothing shocking about this on any level that I can think of.

Post #3   5/16/12 3:17:10PM   

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Best Selling Author/Gangster/World Champion......

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The first name that came into my head was actually Chael Sonnen. Ali was better known for his persona rather than his boxing IMO.

Post #5   5/16/12 4:28:35PM   

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

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Honestly there is no comparison. There will never be a Muhammad Ali of the UFC. If there was one (which there is not) I would say Sonnen is the closest to it.

Post #6   5/16/12 4:53:09PM   

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Post #7   5/16/12 6:14:35PM   

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Post #8   5/16/12 6:51:40PM   

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as for fighting, its got to be either andy or jones. when it comes to character it has to be sonnen.

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Post #10   5/17/12 12:04:54AM   

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I thought the way Anderson beat Chael was reminiscent to the rope-and-dope strategy.

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Post #11   5/17/12 1:17:15AM   

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Professional boxing has been around for over a hundred years; MMA gained its first regulations only eleven years ago. There needs to be a sense of perspective here; mixed martial arts barely has a history whereas boxing has a storied past. People used to attend silent cinemas to watch this stuff. For that reason, fight fans should relax and remember that even though Anderson Silva is the current GOAT and Jon Jones is the future GOAT, these things are going to quite ephemeral considering that the textbook on MMA is barely into its second chapter.

Jon Jones is a super-athlete that may amass a great record starting at such a young age, so that means he must be the Muhammad Ali of the UFC? There a dozen boxers that fit that rubric but singling out Ali connotes more than just sports achievement.

Ali was a controversial cultural icon that used his stature in boxing to draw attention to the political counterculture. Ali may be the most recognizable athlete, not just boxer, of the twentieth century and it is not just because he is one of the greatest heavyweights to ever don some gloves.

Personally, I would have been a little less hyperbolic and probably compared Jones to maybe a future Willie Pep.

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Posted by martinej


The answer will shock you!



People will say anything to get you to click on their link.

Post #13   5/17/12 10:35:11AM   

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

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Author and gangster yes.

Post #14   5/17/12 10:48:46AM   

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I wonder who the Roger Federer of the UFC is

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