Originally Posted by MikeTysontheKiller
in fight it can be a huge factor, u serious right now? Any advantage in a fight is great to have.
reaction time of the average person, but may's reaction time is much faster. Pick a fight and see how many connect to him. Last night how many jabs did Holm land on Ronda so effortlessly? yea...
Boxing is allowed on the octagonal no? lul what makes you think his ring iq won't transfer to the a different ring? keep distance, dodge, land jabs, game over. Land a combo, wew
You have no idea what Mayweathers reaction time is, and this betrays your fundmetal lack of understanding of what makes elite athletes elite.
Take a look at this article (an the book if you are intrested in the sicence behind elite performance)
The important quote."The reaction times of elite athletes always hovered around one fifth of a second, the same as the reaction times of random people."
Mayweathers reaction time is almost certainly not materially different than the averages persons or Rousey's. So how come he's able to duck and slip punches like no human ever before? It's his brain, it's the way he can process huge amounts of information and check that against a huge databese of in ring experience.
He has absorbed a lifetime of knowledge when it comes to boxing, he doesn't simply see the punch and move out of the way. He PREDICTS the punch, based on body langue, rythm, im sure even thew way the opponent is breathing gives him all these cluse as to what to do and where to move.
He's robbed of these clues when you transport him to different sport with different rules, and different body movements. its the same reason why Barry Bonds can't hit a softball pitcher, he doesn't have the clues to tell him where the ball is going to be.
Look ultimately we can never know who would win, maybe floyd is such a genius that he would over come all these disadvantages, but my real point is the reasons that most people have been giving.
Men are stronger than Women.
Mne have faster reaction times then women.
The facts don't support these as huge hindrances to rousey.
Neither of these factors are enough presume a mayweather victory and dismiss the very real factors that come with competing in A COMPELETLEY DIFFERENT SPORT.