"I'm really not too big on MMA. I really don't look at it as a real sport because anybody can come into MMA and learn that. You can learn that. You can't just come into boxing and be a world champion. You got to be born with it. Right now, you can go into MMA, learn all the submission moves and be a world champion."
Current WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien Broner (via Fight Hype), who is on hand this week for "Mayweather vs. Canelo" in Las Vegas, Nevada, joins a long list of boxing champions -- past and present -- who are not impressed with the skills of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. By his estimation, most of them don't need to be born with any genuine talent to enter the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon and claim a world title. I guess portly pugilist James Toney didn't "learn all the submission moves" when he was clowned by Randy Couture back in 2010. While former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva believes he can hang inside the boxing ring, I think it's fair to say that both sports are unique in their own way and assuming a boxer can just "learn the ground game" en route to a title is no different than expecting an MMA fighter to "learn the sweet science" and go on to wear gold. Anyone disagree?