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  1. Dominick Cruise TOP GUN

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  2. One MMA Fan Emotional Cain

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    Compared to you or me then yea.. for professional HW standards not so much.. he calls it fast upstairs, his only saving grace is the ostrich defense and the bad refs.
     
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    The ostrich defence, me gusta :D
     
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  4. Mattitude V1 WAR CONDIT

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    There are lots of instances of HWs packing it in once they were in danger. A lot of it is conditioning. They know they're on borrowed time. Mir and Overeem are great examples.
     
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  5. One MMA Fan Emotional Cain

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    Brock Lesnar and Big Nog no gusta.

    Shane Carwin was like fook that before the ref had time to react or wasn't a fan.

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  6. Anon Von Ymous Say something stupid and I will ridicule you

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    Makes sense
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  7. Stixx Purple Belt

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    Or Mark Hunt, Fedor, Roy Nelson, Cain Velasquez, Ben Rothwell or JDS. I could continue the list - it's rather long. I have to disagree with Mir here.
     
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    Brock is all toughness. Mir is still salty that half of them beat the shit out of him
     
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    Don't think mental toughness has a lot to do about it.

    There's a reason HW has the highest KO ratio.

    Not a whole lot about mental toughness when the fighter is KTFO'd.
     
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  10. moreorless87 Gold Belt

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    Were not really talking about guys being finished by one shot though were talking fighters who don't perform as well under pressure or when hurt.

    The high KO ratio is I think part of that, its much easier to build a career based on finishes at HW and that can cover for a lack of toughness under pressure or indeed on simply not focusing as much on working on training to deal with such situations.

    Again though I think it goes both ways, HW has had quite a few big names that fold under pressure but its also had some big names who are up there with the toughest fighters in MMA history mentally.
     
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    I attribute the KO ratio due to just that much more power being thrown around, as well as HW's doing the stanky leg or getting TKO'd.
     
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    That baby being held in the air? DAFUQ?
     
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    I'll just leave this here along with the rest..

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    He's right.
     
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    obviously, try how many leg kicks u can take against mighty mouse than try with overeem or cro cop see where u will quit faster
     
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    this thread is about fat people getting offended
     
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    We are talking about a division where there is a high chance for you to be Ko'd. This is one of the most mentally grueling drains on fighters health. We have seen other fighters freak out after getting Ko'd once in other divisions. The HW division is made up of people who have been Ko'd many, many times. Frank Mir should know this since he has first hand experience in being Ko'd and coming back to fight.
     
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  18. Mug Orange Belt

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    Plenty of examples of mental toughness in HW
    Kongo fighting on the brink of death against Barry
    JDS never giving up in the 2nd and 3rd Cain fights
    Hunt and Nelson taking beatings of Miocic...Nelson taking beatings from a lot of people
    Bigfoot and Travis repeatedly getting in the octagon knowing they will get KO'd
    Carwin against JDS
    The whole of Hunt/Bigfoot I
    Infact thinking on it I can't think of many displays of mental toughness from Mir so this seems like he's projecting
     
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    Mir was meerly trying to lure Hunt into his guard, Goddard didn't know what to do since Hunt seemed disinterested and just called it...lol

     
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    That's a stupid generalization!
     
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