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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlem View Post
    Hunt never really threw many head kicks(I've never seen him throw one successful one), and if his leg kicks dont stop Tua in his tracks, he's in a world of trouble.

    Tua's hands alone is 10 times better than Hunt ever was as a kickboxer, or a Boxer, which he tried his hand at and lost to a can who now finished his career at 16 wins 20 loses. Hunt wasnt a good Boxer at all which is why he went to K1 which is a step down to be honest(talent wise and financially). Even his record in K1 is 30 and 13 as compared to Tua who is 54 and 4 and he's fought some of the best HWs in the world.

    Simply put, the best of the best strikers in the world go to boxing because that's where the money is at. If a fighter cant make it in boxing, they go to MMA, Kickboxing, or retire. There are exceptions aswell, but not many.
    Actually, kickboxers have been kickboxing their whole life, they have never used their hands purely. It is ridiculous to say that the best strikers go in to boxing, because a world class striker is someone who can utilize all his/her limbs in combat, not just use your fists and arms. There are those karatekas that are well disciplined, and love their sport and art, and go in to kickboxing for the love of the sport. There are those that can actually make money in competitive kickboxing, but opportunities are quite few in kickboxing than in boxing. Some people turn in to kickboxers because they lack the punching profficiency to make it in boxing, but do not lack the striking skills to use all his/her limbs. Some people are just horrible at using hands, but like Peter Aerts, can use their hands decently to set up an offensive combo with knees, low kicks or punches.
    What you are implying is at least 30 percent true, there are those that tried their hands at boxing but failed and turned to kickboxing, and there are those who are originally kickboxers, that fail at boxing, and return to their sport, and those who succeed and make big bucks. There are also those who just find it difficult to transition, and just simply love their art form and do not bother leaving it. Regardless the best athletes are in soccer, since the talent pool is exponentially larger than the size of every other sport in the world
    Fedor is the King of MMA........... his standup, grappling, agility, defense and submission skills are on another level of combat...........we should have more combat sambo champs in mma lol............

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    In a Boxing match Tua wins easily.

    In a K-1 match I think Hunt would do damage with kicks and would end up taking the dec.

    MMA match Hunt wins easily, he would just have to take Tua down.

    Simply put, the best of the best strikers in the world go to boxing because that's where the money is at. If a fighter cant make it in boxing, they go to MMA, Kickboxing, or retire. There are exceptions aswell, but not many.
    Have in consideration that striking involves kicks, knees and elbows, not only punches.

    In a striking match, a Kickboxer beats a boxer most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky>Fedor View Post
    In a Boxing match Tua wins easily.

    In a K-1 match I think Hunt would do damage with kicks and would end up taking the dec.

    MMA match Hunt wins easily, he would just have to take Tua down.



    Have in consideration that striking involves kicks, knees and elbows, not only punches.

    In a striking match, a Kickboxer beats a boxer most of the time.
    Only if that Boxer isnt trained to defend leg kicks, knees, etc. Nick and Nate Diaz proves that.

    You get guys like Pacman, the Klits bros, or Mayweather to learn how to defend kicks and knees, and you have an unbeatable champion for a long time.

    As I said before, the most athletic, talented, prospect strikers in the world go to Boxing because it's more popular and it's more money in the sport. Mayweather trained for K1, would look like Anderson Silva on crack.

    Vitali Klits used to be a kickboxer before he started Boxing. Take a wild guess why he stopped kickboxing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlem View Post
    Only if that Boxer isnt trained to defend leg kicks, knees, etc. Nick and Nate Diaz proves that.

    You get guys like Pacman, the Klits bros, or Mayweather to learn how to defend kicks and knees, and you have an unbeatable champion for a long time.

    As I said before, the most athletic, talented, prospect strikers in the world go to Boxing because it's more popular and it's more money in the sport. Mayweather trained for K1, would look like Anderson Silva on crack.

    Vitali Klits used to be a kickboxer before he started Boxing. Take a wild guess why he stopped kickboxing?
    I don't agree with this. Kickboxing and boxing require such different skillsets and boxing is so one-dimensional. There is now way you could say "if boxer a was a kickboxer he would be the best" just because he is one of the best boxers. You have more to worry about when it comes to kickboxing. Having quick footwork isn't nearly as important in K-1. Floyd can be quicker on the feet than his opponent all day long, if they have better kicks from a distance, then it is going to be up to Floyd to work his way inside as opposed to his opponent...and that is not Floyd's game, Floyd's game is the counter punching. Powerful boxers that come forward would do better in K-1, due to the fact that it would limit the amount of kicks their opponent could throw. You can't compare boxing and kickboxing like they are brother sports, they are very, very different.

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    I dont know where this is going but as far as who hits harder it would has to be tua. Even hunts chin wouldnt be able to hold up to too many shots. Hunt has a habit of sticking to his hands, if he tried that againt tua he would get ktfo.



    Quote Originally Posted by Punk Ass View Post
    You get guys like Pacman, the Klits bros, or Mayweather to learn how to defend kicks and knees, and you have an unbeatable champion for a long time.

    As I said before, the most athletic, talented, prospect strikers in the world go to Boxing because it's more popular and it's more money in the sport. Mayweather trained for K1, would look like Anderson Silva on crack.

    Vitali Klits used to be a kickboxer before he started Boxing. Take a wild guess why he stopped kickboxing?
    agree. manny was also in muay thai. but im sure he doesnt regret going to boxing.

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