Originally Posted by Boomer
It was addressing the sentiment that has been thrown around on platforms and public forums that if any boxer would ever get into a cage that an mma guy would not have a chance. take two iconic figures of each of the sports and put them against each other and one doesn't last a full 5 min round. thats a message. never said anything about knocking boxing, boxers or anything of that sort. It addressed a paradigm was there in the combat sports world.
I hear what you are saying Boom, but that paradigm goes both ways, and I hear MMA fans trash talk boxers and boxing all the time. In fact, most boxing forums are filled with MMA fans that totally respect MMA. For every one idiot who says something stupid like "any boxer would crush any MMA guy in the cage", there are like 20 people saying that is ridiculous and these are two different sports. The sibling rivalry between the two sports is actually quite silly.
There are plenty of boxing fans who don't find the grappling part of MMA to be very exciting, and they can be vocal about that at times, but at the same time, some of MMA's OWN fans are often un-entertained by high level grappling. This fight proved absolutely nothing. Tim Sylvia lasted 9 seconds with Ray Mercer, and that didn't prove anything either.