UnderGround Forums Who is Tougher: Mma Fighter or U.S. Marine ?

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I'm not talking about who would win in a fight, but who is tougher, who goes through more shit without getting fazed?
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No way to know but I'd guess the toughest Marine is tougher than the toughest MMA fighter.
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MMA fighters fights for their fans, Marines fights for their country.
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Toughness is hard to measure unless on a person to person basis. Cowards can go to war, Warriors can get their ass kicked. Mental toughness is found in both professions, being able to function during life threatening situations is what makes a good soldier, fighting in front of thousands with the risk of being knocked silly is no trip either.
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serious question??? Lets see....broken nose and arm vs both lets blown off and shrapnel in 10 different places.....
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If your sole criteria for toughness is going through more shit without getting fazed, I'd say the Marine.

mmaguy30 is a marine, and he is tough as nails, just ask him, he'll tell you.

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Michael Bisping beat a Marine
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OneGloveJimmerson - Toughness is hard to measure unless on a person to person basis. Cowards can go to war, Warriors can get their ass kicked. Mental toughness is found in both professions, being able to function during life threatening situations is what makes a good soldier, fighting in front of thousands with the risk of being knocked silly is no trip either.

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Deuce77 - Tougher in a fight? Tougher in war?

generally
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gamer - Are there any good fighters who were marines?

Jake Ellenberger, Brian Stann, Dong Hyun Kim (R.O.K. Marines)
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gamer - Are there any good fighters who were marines?

Jake Ellenberger, Brian Stann, Dong Hyun Kim (R.O.K. Marines)
R.O.K are some tough bastards, while on exercise at the HQ in Palan (sp), they were doing rifle drills. They would get hit in the ribs, legs and back with a large wooden stick until they got their shit squared away. Phone Post
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Mma fighters. In one year which has the most output of energy and which is in the most pain.

Dying for your country doesn't make you tough, but it sure does make you a god damn hero! Phone Post
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Depends on who the person is imo. People can endure through some intense things. To compare the 2 would be tough. In MMA we consistently put ourselves through some mental and physical challenges, but we never worry about getting blown up, shot at, or losing fellow soldiers. Ask Brian Stann, he is both. Phone Post
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Chaelismyhero - Randy Couture was also a marine

He was in the army.
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Chaelismyhero - Randy Couture was also a marine
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Marine. facing death doesn't equate to having a fight imo.

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OneGloveJimmerson - Toughness is hard to measure unless on a person to person basis. Cowards can go to war, Warriors can get their ass kicked. Mental toughness is found in both professions, being able to function during life threatening situations is what makes a good soldier, fighting in front of thousands with the risk of being knocked silly is no trip either.
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Chaelismyhero - 
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Chaelismyhero - Randy Couture was also a marine

He was in the army.

My bad

I thought you were trollin at first. Its imprinted in my head due to anytime randy was mentioned on a broadcast Goldie had to tell us about his boxing in the army.
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Dunno. Torture and POW versus broken arm. It's close.

Obviously the worst a marine can go through is a million times worse than what a fighter does. War is a billion times "harder" than mma.

But since this is an mma forum people will be totally biased and say mma. Phone Post
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Being a Marine, I'm sure I'm biased, but in a fight for my life, I'd take a war hardened Marine over an MMA fighter. Even better, give me a battle hardened Marine with MMA experience.
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I have seen too many Marines/Army guys get KO'd to have an image of them as "tough" in my head.

Pure toughness, as a concept, I go fighter. Marines don't deal with broken noses and continuing on, marines don't lose and have to rethink everything, etc.

In a fight for my life, I go Marine, because they have knife and gun experience that the fighter doesn't, and the same way the fighter would whoop the Marine's ass 100/100 times because he just knows better technique, a Marine will outperform (and kill) a fighter there 100/100 times.
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UGCTT_whittaker_is_the _real_demolition _man - No way to know but I'd guess the toughest Marine is tougher than the toughest MMA fighter.

This is pretty limited argument though. The toughest thing an mma fighter can go through, is keep on fighting after they've broken their hand, jaw, etc etc.....There's really not that much else they can do outside of having a crazy life of crime like lee murray.


The toughest marines would have gone through some crazy shit in iraq/vietnam just to make it out of those shitholes alive.
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C. Spec Ops

The constant overrating of the average Marine knows no bounds. Phone Post
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mikerobmma -  C. Spec Ops

The constant overrating of the average Marine knows no bounds. Phone Post

Well the guy did said the toughest marine, not your average marine. With that said, to the last of my knowledge, 3/4 of cadets that go through marine school/crucibal whatever that thing is called pass, and become marines. So yeah pretty much anyone can be a maroon, even that pimply faced dork that scans your groceries at your neighberhood grocery store.