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(Bleacher Report)   Ronda Rousey believes she could beat Floyd Mayweather. Well, if the promoter thinks that's what would make the most money, I guess anything is possible   ( bleacherreport.com) divider line
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2014-03-06 08:11:58 AM  
4 votes:
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.
2014-03-06 08:58:21 AM  
2 votes:

Super_pope: nobody has ever just kept Floyd Mayweather from punching them

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This guy's done a pretty good job so far.
2014-03-06 04:02:56 PM  
1 vote:
I come to a Ronda Rousey thread and all I see is a picture of a midget Filipino?

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2014-03-06 01:06:23 PM  
1 vote:
Right, upper body strength would stop him from getting hip-tossed.
He'd have a puncher's chance.

Basically, Rousey nailed it, even with her tongue-in-cheek response. She'd have to monkey crawl up to him, pretty much what Couture did to James Toney.

If Floyd catches her on the way in, he wins. If not, he loses. And he'd pretty much have just the one chance. If they get tied up, the ref's not going to step in and separate them, he's going for a ride, then his arm is bending the wrong way.
He'd have a strength advantage but wouldn't have that much of a size/mass advantage, he weighed in for the Guerrero fight at 146 without really doing a cut at all. Rousey used to fight at 145 and it's a safe assumption she's doing a pretty big cut down to 135.

And no, of course it'll never happen, it was a silly question posed by a reporter.
But not, as has been noted, because Floyd has some moral opposition to beating up on women.
He has done that, to a woman not trained in martial arts, on his own time, for free.

//whoever said she'd out-cardio him in this thread is just insane, though
2014-03-06 12:29:54 PM  
1 vote:

muwaryer: Honest question about MMA rules.  On the radio this morning, they said that as long as she had a knee down, he couldn't punch her.  But I think I've seen MMA fighters punching each other on the mat all the time.  If she got down on a knee and came after him, could he get down on his knees and punch?

  In boxing you can't punch a downed opponent..  (this is rare because generally a ref jumps in..  but it has happened before and the fighter was dq'ed)    In mma you can not knee or kick an opponent in the head if they have at least a hand down on the mat..   If they are down or in the action of getting up..    sometimes in exchanges against the cage a fighter that is in a clinch or working for a take down will place his hand on the mat to avoid getting kneed in the face,,   (In some other countries you can knee a downed opponent in the head)
2014-03-06 12:16:10 PM  
1 vote:

keypusher: This. He's a man. She's a woman. He'd beat the crap out of her, MMA, boxing, free-for-all, or thumb wrestling. OK, maybe not the last one.

So when Rousey was competing in Judo and beating men her size, it wasn't really happening.

Misogyny and ignorance on Fark? What a shock!
2014-03-06 10:43:47 AM  
1 vote:

NicktheSmoker: Yeah, the physics of boxing are very mysterious lol. Ok

If you live in any kind of a city there's probably at least one gym run by someone who won a few amature championships or something.  I suggest going in for a free introductory session sometime.  You have no grasp on what it means to really get punched until someone who can really do it takes a swipe at you.  Just a swipe to make you keep your hands up.  Or even more comedically when he grounds and pushes you around with his body if he's wearing sparing gear.  You will literally feel powerless as he just drives you all over the place like a car.

The fact that you thought working out more would make you deliver a much better punch is indicative of just how ignorant you are.  To *some* degree muscle power in the extremities contributes to a punch, but the overwhelming majority of it is technique, and timing.  So much so that its comical in fact.  A lot of the pros do very limited work with weights.

It isn't because the best boxers and hardest punchers in the world have no idea how to hit things hard, but some keyboard jokey does.
2014-03-06 09:33:03 AM  
1 vote:
When was the last time Mayweather knocked out anyone with a single punch ? How long does a typical round go in boxing before they clinch ?
There is no way someone with a lifetime of merely a boxing skill set is going to unlearn all of that and develop a worthwhile takedown defense against even a blue belt in judo or jujitsu.
There was a poorly produced show on BET a few years ago called either "Iron Ring" or "Ion Wing" depending on if the announcer had a speech impediment or not. It was a low to no budget version of the UFC's reality show of journeymen level fighters getting a shot at the big time. Mayweather was among the celebrity team sponsors and did nothing but talk trash about MMA in general. It was either Shonie Carter or Charles Bennet that pushed their way past his 6 400 pound body guards to get in his face and tell him to STFU or get in the cage right now and get embarrassed. Mayweather's reaction of no longer appearing on the show after that was quite telling.
There have been several boxers that tried their luck in MMA and none of the did too well against serious opponents. If you can't grapple you have no hope of beating someone that does save getting that one shot knockout before the clinch. And historically boxers can't even stop other boxers from clinching in boxing when the rules forbid it.

She's a woman. He's a man. Nullifying most of the above.
2014-03-06 08:41:42 AM  
1 vote:
I think so, too.

If it's a 'make a stupid looking mean mug every chance you get' contest.
2014-03-06 08:33:01 AM  
1 vote:
james toney
2014-03-06 08:30:24 AM  
1 vote:
Come on...we know this would never happen because Mayweather would insist on a ridiculous blood test and then when she finally agreed to take the test he would find some other excuse to not fight her.
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