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K1 Fighters in MMA. Who would crossover well?

Onion2011-08-30 02:40:48 +0000 #1
Of all the top guys in K1, who would be able to make a successful crossover into MMA? I know some K! guys have had "MMA" fights but I mean if they completely switched to MMA and trained seriously for it with a good camp.

I think Remy would do well. Obviously his striking is there, and he has long legs and if he could learn to work off his back, he could be dangerous. Obviously, with his crazy striking style he would instantly become a fan favourite.

Badr could be good too, and he only weighs 200lbs, so if he wanted he could probably fight at 185.

Who else?

Jerome LeBanner - How good is his Judo?

Ruslan Karaev

Peter Aerts

Stefan Leko

Michael McDonald

Ray Sefo
BruceLee2011-08-30 02:47:02 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by Onion

I think Remy would do well. Obviously his striking is there, and he has long legs and if he could learn to work off his back, he could be dangerous. Obviously, with his crazy striking style he would instantly become a fan favourite.

Remy would actually suck at MMA. He is almost the perfect fighter for K-1 rules but would have trouble because is frail, lacks punching power and withers if he is hit in the Face.

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1. The Bigger K-1 gloves are important to defending his face. He won't have that luxury with MMA gloves. And we know if he gets hit in the face he crumbles.

2. He has a very high guard Mauy Thai defense in which his hands are way up towards his head. This makes him K-1 defense impenertable for hitting his face but in MMA he will be taken down easily and it will be harder for him to sprawl.

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1. He would have multiple knees to the clinch available.

Keep in mind at 6-4 244 lbs he would have to be a heavyweight. There's no way he could fight at 205. I think he would fail miserably like Stefan Leko did.
BruceLee2011-08-30 03:07:00 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Onion

Who else?

Jerome LeBanner - How good is his Judo?

Ruslan Karaev

Peter Aerts

Stefan Leko

Michael McDonald

Ray Sefo

LeBanner has proven he is okay at MMA.

Kareav would suck. He kind of sucks at K-1 too.

Aerts hasn't done well even though he is also from the Chakuriki Style.

Leko failed horribly in Pride

McDonald is too old.

Sefo is training MMA in Vegas (maybe Xtreme Couture) I thin he may eventually due well).

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