Originally Posted by rabidsponge
the article seemed to throw around the word "world class" a bit..do you guys think its accurate or hyperbole? is the boxing of the diaz bros really world class? does gsp really have world class wrestling? or are they merely "world class" for mma?
Has to be world class for MMA. GSP's wrestling comes from his speed and feints, which in MMA is much more important then having some NCAA titles or gold medals. It's harder to say with boxing, since you just don't have any really high level boxers trying MMA (seriously at least). Maybe a super technical and high level boxer would do well in MMA if they were well-rounded, but I doubt it. The clinch is totally different, the structure of the rounds is totally different. I think Diaz's boxing is some of the best for MMA right now, but it has shown weakness against solid kickboxers.