This is a new article by SI comparing mma fighters to athletes in more mainstream sports. Excellent interesting article. New Wanderlei Video later today.
Todd Martin SI.com
Seperated at Birth
So, you’re a hardcore sports junkie, but you’re new to the sport of mixed martial arts. You check it out with your friends, but don’t know where all the fighters fit in the sport. Never fear: here is your guide to who’s who in MMA, with easy comparisons to athletes from other sports.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is John Elway. Nogueira and Elway are among the all-time greats at their respective sports, but are best known for monumental comebacks. Elway piloted The Drive, and many other fourth-quarter comebacks. Nogueira looked to be in serious trouble against the likes of Bob Sapp and Mirko Cro Crop, but fought through great punishment and pulled off unlikely submission wins.