Originally Posted by Jem7dbk
I was wondering what everyone here thought were some of the best unlearned abilities or talents that a particular fighter possesses. Examples that come to mind are:
1. Fedor's ability to keep cool under pressure
2. BJ Penn's flexibility
3. A. Silva's coordination (striking accuracy)
Granted some of these can be learned, but usually in somewhat unconventional methods. Lets hear some others
Everything you mentioned is not natural ability. Staying cool, Flexiblity, and accuracy certainly can be taught.
What can't be taught is Chuck Liddell's punching power, Rampage's freakish strength, Vitor Belfort's blazing hand speed.
Some things just can't be taught. Which is the reason why you only have one Floyd Mayweather, Fedor, Michael Jordan.
Fedor IMO is very naturally athletic. Maybe he didn't have good foot speed for soccer, or a good jump shot, but he sure as hell was made for fighting. He is very very quick and explosive. He's is relentless, he accually doesn't keep cool IMO; he doesn't give his opponents the chance to breath. He's a fucking animal.
BJ Penn has the freakish ability to learn very quickly. He became a black belt in BJJ in 2 years, and now is an extremely good striker. In fact, a better striker than most in his division. To me, he is probably the best P4P in the WW and LW, depending on health and cardio.
Rampage has some crazy retard strenth IMO. I seen many very built MMArtists but non that can slam the hell outta people like Rampage.
Cung Le! Dude is just amazing. Extremly fast and powerful. He's the total package IMO. But to be one of the best, you usually have to be.