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Smack Talking Fighters who could/can back it up

Skinny2011-10-20 18:25:07 +0000 #1
Some folk are miffed about Chael's comments regarding Andy's wife. That ain't nothing compared to Mike Tyson threatening to eat Razor Ruddock's kids:

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Now that's talking smack. What Chael is doing is funny but pales in comparison to prime Tyson. But at least both guys could/can back it up with serious fighting skills. Tyson fought to finish guys. Chael fights to finish guys. That's what you gotta do when you talk **** - to make it count.

Tito kinda did that until he started fighting guys at his level then he became a joke. Like boxing's Hector Camcho - you knew the talking meant **** because either he fought to survive (De La Hoya) or fought bums (old Sugar Ray Leonard). It's just silly. Hell, as much as I think Lesnar is a hillbilly, he's still a dangerous hillbilly. Not as tough as he thinks but still pretty damn tough. So the swagger works.

Name 'em?
BulldogWrestler2011-10-20 18:28:18 +0000 #2
I can't really think of anyone who talked a ton of smack and backed it up.

Diaz comes to mind, but he's faltered plenty when it comes to that (both of them). Chael is one - but he's really only doing the whole "smack talking" thing with Anderson and not anyone else. Lesnar did it, but he's been beaten and has backed off of it a bunch too.
Tallica19812011-10-20 19:14:01 +0000 #3
to be fair, Chael is 0-1 in fights where he talked smack
Greezy2011-10-20 19:31:12 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by Tallica1981

to be fair, Chael is 0-1 in fights where he talked smack

he's 0.5-0.5 in title fights.
Greezy2011-10-20 19:36:17 +0000 #5
one of the most recent fights i can think of is tony bonello/murilo rua. tony was talkng so much shiit during the refs instructions and got knocked out three minutes later. very funny.
BulldogWrestler2011-10-20 20:22:07 +0000 #6
YEah, but that's literally the EXACT OPPOSITE of "talking smack and backing it up"



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