im not comparing the 2. they are obviously 2 totally different sports
just like i wouldnt expect ray lewis to last 12 rounds of boxing or 5 rounds of mma
you get better conditioned to grapple/wrestle by training it hard AND intense roadwork
i dont expect a boxer to last 2 rounds in MMA, but if he had a full MMA camp that included wrestling and on top of that he kept up with his roadwork and conditioning routing, he would be able to last.
pacman cant go 12 rounds in boxing only because he spars a lot. that comes from running 8 miles uphill, round after round after round of sparring and also his various other conditioning workouts
sean mccorkle made it all the way to a co main with GSP by beating a bunch of local fat guys, and its clear he didnt give 1 shit about training or fighting
plenty of UFC guys are just like him but work a little harder and care a little more
i guarantee once MMA guys start putting in real roadwork on top of their wrestling/bjj/sparring, you will notice a difference
hate to deflect OPs thread, so back to what he said...their routines are shit and they do dumb things like bj penn and his underwater rock trash. BJ is notorious for gassing and wastes time doing that dumb stuff
had he been running 7-8miles a day on top of all that he would be fine
boxers are just a different type of animal overall. sorry
I'm sorry but you are dead wrong. I have boxed in the past and then got into grappling and when i sparred one round of mma it shattered me more than 8 rounds of boxing would. I seen pro boxers dabble in mma and their conditioning just could not live up to the mma style.
And when you train consistently daily for punching then you WILL have the conditioning to punch fo many rounds while mma fighters do NOT train punching EVERYDAY they have to train everything so if they ever do get into a stand up war then they will gas quicker than a boxer who has a whole training based around punching. And also when you are throwing knockout blows they will most definetley gas you out way quicker. And boxing you are trained NOT to throw power punches constantly but set it up
MMA fighters conditioning is on a whole other level compared to boxers.