Originally Posted by Biggskip
Serious question: if you were to take on somebody who has fought in the UFC in the past 12 months, had 50 lbs on the guy, trained with professionals for 6 months, could use any move you wanted (eye gouges, fish hooking, testicle, etc.), and your opponent was limited to UFC rules, do you think you could win?
Well, first of all, I'm going to assume that I am 50 lbs heavier at fighting weight
than my opponent. I actually competed at 145 lbs and 155 lbs. Right now, I'd have to cut to just make 170 lbs. But realistically, 160-165 lbs is a good walking around weight for me. So, I'm going to forgo the 50 lbs weight difference, because there is no 115 weight category, or 105 lb division. Let's say that I'd fight a smaller bantamweight (135 lbs) and that I'd get to walk in at a lean 165 lbs. My kickboxing is not terrible. That, and some ground and pound, was my bread and butter when I competed. My submissions tend to be sloppy, which has led to many sweeps (though, really, more in practice than in competition.) My defensive BJJ is not terrible, and I train regularly against true middle and heavyweights with significant competitive experience, both cage, gi, and no-gi submission wrestling. If I could handpick an opponent, it would be a BJJ guy with limited striking, and poor takedowns. Even then, and even with the significant size advantage, I'd probably be taken to the cleaners, and fast. I was actually talking about this with j the other day. I am 4 degrees removed from a solid beating by a (former, pretty good) UFC fighter. My last loss (by spectacular, overhand right KO) was to a guy who did well in a smaller promotion in Southern California. (This was all back in 2001, when this stuff was just taking off). He later lost to a guy who did well in Cage Rage, who was than legally murdered when he got a shot at the UFC. So, I was KO'd by a guy who was beaten by a guy who was beaten by a guy who had a shot in the UFC, and got slaughtered in the big show. So, 4 degrees removed. This is not so great, since, iirc, everyone in the world is separated by, at least, 6 degrees. I don't believe that I took this question so seriously.