At the moment, MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It has emerged from the shadows of its contemporary—boxing—which was once upon a time its fiercest rival with regards to establishing itself as a legitimate sport.
However, times have changed and mixed martial arts is now at the forefront of combative spectator sport, to such an extent that those of the sweet science persuasion have even crossed over in to the realm of the ultimate warrior.
Former boxing champion James Toney tried, but failed in his one and only attempt when he was submitted by Randy Couture at UFC 118 via arm triangle choke.
Ray Mercer didn’t fare much better, either.
The bottom line is professional mixed martial arts is a completely different animal to boxing, but with that said, there are a few pugilists who could make the transition to MMA.
Here they are.