HomeBoxing · Fighter Talk Former Champion Ray Mercer Talks MMA vs. Boxing Bruno January 29, 2013 Boxing, Fighter Talk 18 Comments Merciless Ray Mercer talks MMA vs. boxing debate at Alan Goldberg’s Action Martial Arts Mega Weekend. Tweet Pin It Ian McCall Talks About Tuff Training Camp For UFC 156 Bout With Joseph Benavidez Ronda Rousey Gets ArmBarred By A 4 Year Old 18 Comments Juniordoslightsout January 29, 2013 wow thats the most intelligent I’ve ever heard him speak Log in to Reply Krio January 29, 2013 hahahahahahahhahahaha funny face Log in to Reply MMAMessiah January 29, 2013 An MMA fight only becomes a stand up battle if the MMA fighter wants it to. That is where Sylvia went wrong, he stood in front of a multiple time world champion boxer and got his clock cleaned. With takedown defense being an completely foreign skill to most boxers, you wouldn’t even have to be that good at takedowns and you could probably get the fight to the floor. Look at Couture vs Toney…a VERY simple single leg, that most MMA fighters would avoid, put Toney square on his ass. Log in to Reply ericsson January 29, 2013 he’s got a point Log in to Reply dumbass January 29, 2013 how about a boxer and an mma fighter in a real fight…….. boxer=roadkill Log in to Reply failsonnen January 29, 2013 okay makes sense in a way but there are many other skill sets in MMA besides the boxing such as low, mid and high kicking, clinch work etc. Basically you need to be a well rounded fighter all around. Tim Silvia got wrecked equally by Fedor in the same time or less so thats a fault of Tim really. Lack of head movement and evasiveness, which yes boxing does teach you but so does Muay Thai, kickboxing, Karate and yes even Capoeira Log in to Reply Tear January 29, 2013 The only argument I see is that boxing is better then mma, street fighting is better then boxing and if you look at Kimbo Slice’s record, mma is better then street fighting. So, no valid argument. Log in to Reply slappy January 29, 2013 Didn’t he get killed by Remy Bonjaski in a K1 fight awhile back? One kick and that was it if I recall. Boxers have good stand-up but give some respect to other striking arts! Log in to Reply Danby January 29, 2013 How about a navy seal vs an mma fighter in a real fight. How about a ninja. Log in to Reply mmafan11 January 29, 2013 Both Sports take courage & skill. We should respect both. Log in to Reply greengiant January 29, 2013 Obviously a top mma fighter has the advantage over a top boxer but again it all depends on so many things.The top boxer always has that chance of connecting but everything else leans in the mma fighters favor.Just because one top mma fighter beats a top boxer does not mean he would beat them all the same way and vice versa.So many factors to consider,it depends on the fighter like always. Log in to Reply marvelous mad madam mim January 29, 2013 lets not forget people [b]it was tim effin sylvia[/b] Log in to Reply Lazer212 January 29, 2013 Let’s just have a rap off to settle this! Who’s in?!? Log in to Reply DonDonDon January 29, 2013 I think of the two as if boxing is like playing chess and mma is like playing all board games at once. Its more lethal but less damaging overtime unlike boxing. They both have my respect it takes tremendous skill to be atop both worlds mma/boxing and the one ingredient in both is hardwork. Talent + hardwork is anderson silva and Ali/Tyson Log in to Reply Kill em All January 29, 2013 Boxing is one aspect of MMA Log in to Reply Meat Drapes January 30, 2013 Bob Sapp GOAT, end of argument. Log in to Reply boonching January 30, 2013 @Meat Drapes – haha hell yeah. boxing cant touch mma. thats like a 9sec 1/4 mile car trying to win nascar 500… it aint gonna happen. that said, at the end of the day the only thing that matters is the size of your junk. Log in to Reply stray1 February 1, 2013 what’s better middle c or all of the keys on the keyboard.a part can’t be better than the whole. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.