In the interest of full disclosure, I am a life-long boxing fan and always have been, so I guess I am not exactly impartial on the "which is better boxing or MMA debate?", but I did want to create this thread to give my opinion as well as hear what others have to say about this issue. Some questions I would like to ask is: Which sport do you prefer? Which sport do you think requires more skill? And which sport is better from the perspective of White Athletes? I've seen a lot in recent months about this guy - Conor McGregor (Irish White fighter in the UFC) and I have to say I'm not impressed and if he was to compete in boxing he'd make it absolutely nowhere before getting knocked out by a journeyman. The fact that he has taken up the sport late (he has only been pratising MMA for 5 or so years and is already a "world champion"), and managed to be so successful really proves the fact that MMA has a relatively lower skill set associated within it than boxing. In boxing, that would be almost impossible because literally almost every single world champion in boxing has a lengthy amateur background and have usually been practising the sport since childhood. Compare someone like Vasyl Lomachenko (400 amateur fights), Gennady Golovkin (350 amateur fights), Wlad Klitschko (300 amateur fights) to McGregor who had essentially no amateur experience and tell me which sport requires more skill and experience? Tyson Fury, has also voiced an opinion similar to my own when he said that Brock Lesnar, a guy who competed in Vince McMahon's WWE (pretend fighting) who became a UFC champion, was essentially a circus show who became a champ. Almost no prior amateur fighting experience whatsoever to speak of. Brock did have a wrestling background but it was hardly noteworthy. Once again, this is something that would never happen in boxing because in boxing the talent pool is larger and the associated skill set much higher. Here's Fury's comments which I agree with 100%; (Source; http://www.mmamania.com/2015/3/31/8...an-win-ufc-title-it-doesnt-say-much-about-mma) "We all know WWE is pretend. And if a pretend fighter can come in and win the heavyweight championship of the world in what is supposed to be the ultimate fighting competition, it doesn't say a lot, does it? I haven't changed my mind, anytime, any place, anywhere, tell Dana White to bring Velasquez to me and I'll knock him into next week. As I said before, they are not on my level, they are bums compared to me. Anyone one of them. To be honest, he is just a six foot fat podding. Alright, he's a wrestler. He wrestles about and grapples on the floor a bit. But there is no match for the power and size of me. When I connect on him, finished. Listen, he's never been punched proper before. Getting slapped from the inside of the gloves is not like getting punched with straight with knuckles to the jaw." Then there's the Negro Anderson Silva, who was MMA's #1 pound for pound fighter for several years, and the truth about Silva is that he is a failed boxer who had a 1-1 record and was knocked unconscious by a club fighter. So, Silva was an absolute failure in boxing, then turned to MMA and became their pound for pound #1 fighter and one of their alltime greats. This again shows the world of difference between the two sports in terms of skill and experience. Racially speaking, I put UFC on the same level as other mainstream American sports such as NFL, NBA, MLB, and so on. The fanbase in UFC is probably the same fanbase that exists in the NFL, with DWF (Drunk White Fans) forming the majority. The truth is all of the fighters in the UFC would never make it in boxing because boxing requires more skill and is more competitive.