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10/14/13 1:51 PM
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Any current MMA fighters skilled enough in kickboxing to legitimately compete on a high level in the new GLORY fights that will be taking place in the US over the next few yrs hopefully?
10/14/13 1:54 PM
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Mma fighters can't hang in k-1 type of striking competition. Not too talk shut or anything but I was there live when Seth petruzellu fought in the k-1 event in LA against a kickboxer and their techniques were worlds apart and he got tko'd in the 1st round. Phone Post 3.0
10/14/13 1:56 PM
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Obviously sponge Phone Post
10/14/13 2:02 PM
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aside from melvin manhoef, cro cop, and former kickboxers,

maybe with a long time dedicated to ONLY kickboxing:

cerrone
sadollah
aldo

but i don't know what im talking about
10/14/13 2:06 PM
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pat hd barry
10/14/13 2:11 PM
7/11/13
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They would have a much easier time in kickboxing then boxing.
10/14/13 2:17 PM
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Some guys could make the transition for sure but its a different spot. Different range, different pace, defence, etc. Love to see more guys cross over, I think Glory have JZ signed to a contract.
10/14/13 2:19 PM
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Chuck Liddell back in the day was a quality kick boxer, won a few titles iirc. Beat Overeem in a stand up war..... Phone Post 3.0
10/14/13 2:21 PM
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I wanna see Anderson Silva vs Anderson Silva in Glory damnit!! Phone Post
10/14/13 2:24 PM
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Edson Barboza was supposed to sign with K-1 Max before he got into MMA. Politics prevented him from signing with K-1 so he started training the other aspects of MMA. He is a very accomplished kick boxer.
10/14/13 2:31 PM
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I think Anthony pettis could do quite well in kickboxing... Phone Post 3.0
10/14/13 2:34 PM
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TDogg926 - I wanna see Anderson Silva vs Anderson Silva in Glory damnit!! Phone Post
I'll put 200 on serious silva. Phone Post 3.0
10/14/13 2:35 PM
1/1/01
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Tatsuya Kawajiri, Kid Yamamoto, Genki Sudo all competed in k-1 and did pretty well. Phone Post 3.0
10/14/13 2:36 PM
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Cerrone Phone Post
10/14/13 2:41 PM
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Condit might do well, he used to kickbox and has long limbs. Phone Post 3.0
10/14/13 2:43 PM
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JDS, Pettis, Anderson Silva
10/14/13 2:47 PM
3/29/13
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Many guys from years past have crossed over and had success. Some have been mentioned above. i.e Kid, kawajiri etc.

But everbody seems to have forgoten a current UFC fighter who HAS ALREADY beat a K1 heavyweight champ IN k1. GEGARD MOUSASI
10/14/13 2:51 PM
7/31/13
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Ramy Daoud - Tatsuya Kawajiri, Kid Yamamoto, Genki Sudo all competed in k-1 and did pretty well. Phone Post 3.0
Kid got horrendously knocked out in his only legit K1 bout. Phone Post
10/14/13 2:53 PM
11/1/05
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MartialArtsMixed - Mma fighters can't hang in k-1 type of striking competition. Not too talk shut or anything but I was there live when Seth petruzellu fought in the k-1 event in LA against a kickboxer and their techniques were worlds apart and he got tko'd in the 1st round. Phone Post 3.0

im sorry but thats just retarded, mirko cropcop just won k-1 and what about overeem? he beat sponge. both guys thats so-so in mma. overeem got ko'd like 10 times in pride, then wins k-1 grand prix. so by your logic k-1 champs cant hang in mma, not the other way around broskis
10/14/13 2:57 PM
11/1/05
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how about that mark hunt guy, he won k-1 grand prix also
10/14/13 3:00 PM
8/21/06
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Condit
JDS
Diaz if he got his leg kick defense on point
Bisping
Pearson
Tom Watson
Dan Hardy
Terry Etim(most brits actually coz we have a strong Muay Thai scene here)
Barboza
Aldo (trains with Andy Souwer, former K1 MAX champ, in holland sometimes)


theres a good handful really

the wrestle-boxers would get murdered though
10/14/13 8:09 PM
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Frames4Life -
Ramy Daoud - Tatsuya Kawajiri, Kid Yamamoto, Genki Sudo all competed in k-1 and did pretty well. Phone Post 3.0
Kid got horrendously knocked out in his only legit K1 bout. Phone Post
What? He went the distance with Masato and even knocked him down. Phone Post 3.0
10/14/13 9:38 PM
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"Mma fighters can't hang in k-1 type of striking competition. Not too talk shut or anything but I was there live when Seth petruzellu fought in the k-1 event in LA against a kickboxer and their techniques were worlds apart and he got tko'd in the 1st round"

1st and 2nd round actually.. Cecil People's was the referee and gave Seth a 20 count after the 2nd knockdown at the end of the 1st round.. That was Xavier's pro debut..
10/14/13 11:09 PM
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Dmitriymateush -
jason73 - pat hd barry
Barry did fight a kick boxer remember? And got ktfo











Kongo Phone Post 3.0
Were we having a kickboxing match when we fought?
Nooooooooooo!!! Phone Post 3.0
10/14/13 11:21 PM
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caseharts - Obviously sponge Phone Post
This. Sponge Bob is the one u need Phone Post