What do you think the toughest sport is?

I'd like to see what you think is the worlds toughest sport. Both mentally and physically which do you think is the toughest sport to play/do?

In my opinion the list goes as follows

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    Bare fist gypsy fighting.

    Even thought this is in a movie (Snatch!), Youtube that shit!

    "caravan fo me maaa!"

    - Math October 10, 2010, 10:40 am
    One of the most random movies I've ever seen. Kind of like a European fight club.
    - xlivewire7x October 10, 2010, 2:17 pm
    lol that video made me laugh.
    - 24paperwings October 11, 2010, 8:13 am
    Ya like dags?
    - Dannyl October 11, 2010, 9:06 am
    Oh dogs. Sure, I like dags. I like caravans more.
    - Math October 11, 2010, 9:27 am
    Both with Brad Pitt!
    - Clarkie101 October 16, 2010, 4:56 am
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    wii sports cover sm

    • BEASTY
    • October 16, 2010, 7:37 am
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    stamina-wise, swimming beats all. im a swimmer and i have a friend who does professional wrestling. its a tough sport dont get me wrong, but swimming takes a much greater toll on you then any other sport. i was eating over 6000 calories a day during the swim season and still losing weight

    Damn you're lucky I was lucky if I was eating maybe 500 calories in a day.
    - 24paperwings October 17, 2010, 6:03 pm
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    rugby even the fat guys have to be able to sprint like bastards

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    Sambro, you are a baller

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    Fuck yeah, go fedor and bas :P

    and hockey is just under MMA :P
    - PwnzElite April 19, 2011, 11:23 am
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    Wrestling, bar none.
    boxers and martial artist could be considered but are outdone by the work of a wrestler.

    I sure hope u are being sarcastic
    - thekitkatkid October 7, 2010, 2:34 pm
    I assume you mean REAL wrestling?

    If so, I can't really comment, as I've honestly never seen proper professional wrestling which isn't fake(That's not me saying all professional wrestling is fake, just that I've never seen it televised or made a big deal out of).
    - MikeyNinja October 7, 2010, 2:36 pm
    yes real wrestling lol... freestyle/folkstyle/greco

    and kitkat im not kidding..
    - godsp33d October 7, 2010, 2:37 pm
    Well from what I know of the wrestling you're talking about (The shit I've seen in the Olympics etc.), I don't quite agree.

    Wrestling always seems like an excuse for closet homosexuals to have a nice hug.

    From a serious point of view, your muscles obviously need to be rather well looked after, but stamina wise surely it doesn't weigh up to other sports?
    - MikeyNinja October 7, 2010, 2:41 pm
    at least you get shorts when you do it in gym class they make you wear those spandex things if you sign up for it
    - hightec October 7, 2010, 3:12 pm
    a couple things wrong with that, to start off how would being gay or not change the difficulty of a sport?

    and you obviously don't know much about the sport, so arguing with you is clearly a waste of time.
    - godsp33d October 7, 2010, 4:58 pm
    And you're obviously massively biased, so arguing with you is also clearly a waste of time.

    How nice, we both just saved a whole bunch o' time.

    As a sidenote however, I fail to see where I said that being gay or not changes the difficulty of a sport.
    - MikeyNinja October 7, 2010, 5:19 pm
    those who are not sure of their sexuality can not wrestle since all they see is gay men. i do agree wresting is a good one but am not sure if its the toughest. you make a very valid point though.
    - johnecash October 11, 2010, 10:03 am
    Yall stupid, its Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. way more contact than any other sport. I've been doing Jiu-jitsu since I wuz 8. I've mopped up my fair share of greco guys or and real wrestlers. so yea, hands down Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. (I totally count MMA as this. I do MMA as well. I do Bjj and Muay thai. I'll kick your @$$ ;) )
    - kaBjj101 April 19, 2011, 9:30 am
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    The physical ones are probably the toughest, most of them have been mentioned, but also the ones that you need to be in crazy good condition for, that's got to be a strain mentally, when it controls your life in it's every detail day in day out.

    Swimming and Gymnastics I find interesting, Football I think is just wrong, care to explain the first two?

    The reason that I picked these is simple first off I know for a fact that wrestling is a crazy sport (and yes I'm talking about real wrestling) the sheer amount of physical strain on your body from the sport is extreme as it is but with the added affects of cutting weight you have to really push yourself to be in shape. There is a huge amount of mental strain in this sport and it is very hard to keep your body healthy while still making weight.
    The reason i put gymnastics next is for the simple fact that you have to be extremely attached to the sport to get to the top.(Have you seen those guy on the rings and stuff!?!?! It's nuts!!!)
    swimming I've always felt was a tough sport for the simple amount of effort they have to put into it to win. they go all out the entire race and swimming that hard for that long is very difficult. (Those are some long *&# pools!) not only that but they have to deal with a lack of air due to the fact that you can only breath at certain times during the swim.
    soccer is up there for the sheer amount of running that they do pretty much nonstop.

    I put all of these in place based off of what I believe and from personal experience. And by the way wrestling in my opinion is by far the toughest. As a kid I had participated in soccer, football, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling, running, and swimming. I can tell you that when of all of these sports none is more draining than wrestling. I have literally had to go 2 days without eating a single thing and drinking maybe a bottle of water between the two days then gone on to wrestle 3 matches the next day. This takes an extreme toll on your body and can leave you very weak. If you can find a sport and disprove that wrestling is the toughest then i will gladly change it but until then it will stay in first
    - 24paperwings October 10, 2010, 7:30 am
    Of the ones you've said you've experienced I'd agree Wrestling would have to be the toughest.

    Like you said it's best going off of personal experience, but overall on the face of things I think things like MMA (Which is surely just Wrestling with more time on your feet and more punches and kicks being thrown), Rugby and long distance running (Since you say Football for it being a lot of running, long distance running is even more running XD) are tougher than wrestling.
    - MikeyNinja October 10, 2010, 12:01 pm
    Well think about this in a sport such as MMA they are normally on their feet for a long time using a combination of boxing, jiu jitsu, and wrestling. Most of these fights are decided with someone choking the other out or getting a knockout. To me this doesn't show as much skill or effort as pinning someone to the ground and holding them there with no hope of escape. In wrestling a you have to grapple with your opponent and always work him towards his back. Now this may not seem hard but you but think about this. A light weight wrestler must contend with the speed, strength and flexibility of an opponent (the little b*!@@%$^ are quick as hell) . a mid weight deal not only the speed of an opponent but the strength of them as well (these are the guys that look like they've been working out since birth). And finally a heavy weight has to deal not so mush with the speed but with the pure strength and weight of the other person (seriously those motherfudgers are big! O.o) Not only that but in every weight class u wrestle you are dealing with some one who not only weighs the same as you but is putting up a huge amount of resistance. I feel personally that people in MMA are give to much of a break during matches and though they do take a ton of physical trama they dont go as long or as hard during the matches. a wrestler goes 6mins hard with maybe a 15-20sec break between periods to choose the next position. no lucky knockouts or choking to win.

    And the reason I still feel that rugby/soccer/wrestling is tougher than long distance running is because it is a paced sport. I do respect the sport and I know that i could probably never do very well in it (I'm very short and i hate running). The reasons are as follows in soccer its not only the sheer amount of running but the bursts of speed that the must use and the fancy footwork (Ronaldinho makes them look silly XD) Rugby is constant plus physical. Wrestling is because I feel it is harder in a different way than running.
    - 24paperwings October 11, 2010, 7:53 am
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    if your in high school, try wrestling practice- it should just be in season.

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    Chess boxing hands down

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    Bouldering have you tried doing that, it knackering XD

    • SuDoku
    • October 8, 2010, 2:50 am
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    Definitely gymnastics. I did it for 11 years, went to national competitions, etc. It is hard as hell. Destroyed my knees and tendons in general enough that I haven't been able to do it for a while (I've been relegated to soccer and Ultimate). The physical strain is astounding, in my opinion equal or just under the strain of wrestling that people have been talking about. But then add to that the chance that if you don't land EXACTLY right with every move you can break bones or worse. Hell, even if you do land correctly you can break stuff or tear things (ie. Kerri Strug). I myself almost broke my neck about 3 times before I was twelve.

    And you can't tap out of a triple twisting double front, no matter how sure you are that you'll be landing on your head. Trust me, you can tell X P.

    It is true about this but just to let you know you really can't tap out in wrestling. You only see them tapping after they get hurt not before and by then its to late lol. Also some of the worst injuries I've ever seen were from wrestling. personally I've had several back injuries many joint injuries including my ankles, knees, fingers, shoulders, elbows. I've had my elbow nearly snapped in half (on more than one occasion), i've broken my hand before and during one of my final high school matches I did something to my shoulder (still not sure exactly what I did to it though lol) and had it feeling like a numb stinging whenever i touched it ever since. This is just whats happened to me.

    heres a list of other injuries
    kids on my team
    one snapped his arm in half at the elbow and dislocated it.
    one can no longer do sports due to his nerves being destroyed
    several broken bones
    one has had his kneecap dislocated and broken his leg
    several shoulder injuries
    I could go on but I don't really want to but just so you know this is in only 4 years of the sport as a healthy teenager.
    - 24paperwings October 11, 2010, 8:11 am
    Yeah, both sports have many, many injuries associated with them. However, in my opinion it does take more work to learn the ins and outs of Gymnastic competition. There are multiple events that all require different skillsets. The pommel horse is a mean mistress.
    - Logos385 October 20, 2010, 5:55 am
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    I think murder ball is the toughest sport

    • eman94
    • October 10, 2010, 11:06 am
    No, no, no. Hell No!
    - defmid26 October 17, 2010, 6:39 pm
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    while i would say wrestling, up to the collegiate level, is a very physically demanding sport, MMA fighters and boxers do the same amount of work at least, your argument for cutting weight and such, boxers and mma fighters do this also, and they take a much more physical beating during their matches. the amount of trauma a boxer sustains to his body is far more than that of a wrestler.

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    Water Polo seems to be pretty tough. I would put above swimming and Gymnastics.

    Wrestling is very challenging, and takes a lot of stamina if the match goes into OT, but many times the match ends without you even being tired. At least in other sports, like Rugby, you can't play for 3 minutes and get a quick win.

    • Albane
    • October 11, 2010, 9:03 am
    Sorry but i don't know what your talking about or where your getting your information. Unless there is a huge gap between the two kids abilities then the match wont end that quickly. Every second takes its toll on you. If you go out on the mat the chances are that you will have a tough match. though i do admit there are those special cases when one of the kids gets caught in a move and the match is ended quick but honestly unless they both new kids then the match should be very challenging.
    - 24paperwings October 11, 2010, 12:55 pm
    competitive wrestling from the high school level and up is like preforming a solid sprint for the entire time period- except your using every muscle in your body. even something as short as 2 minutes is longer then you think.

    and the real pain comes from training, not the match- that's where the real work is put.
    - godsp33d October 16, 2010, 7:33 am
    haha, try swimming
    - defmid26 October 17, 2010, 6:39 pm
    Competitive wrestling does not always go beyond the first 2 periods. This is why you cannot put it in the same category as a sport that forces you to exert yourself for a set time of 30 minutes.

    If your wrestling matches are making it to the third period, practice harder. You should be teching your opponent for stats in the second period, or pinning in the first period.
    - Albane October 18, 2010, 5:53 am
    I have to say that I've never in my life seen a match between two really good wrestlers be decided in the first period. If both wrestlers are good then the match will be decided in the last couple seconds. You cant base your decision about the sport off of the mismatch cases where one kid is way better than the other kid. If you think about it like that then try taking one of the best swimmers in a state and put him up against another kid who may be a beginner. There are always cases of miss matches if you really think about it. The senior sprinter vs a freshmen in track, or the running back from a school who is faster than any other kid on the field, or the boxer who has a couple more years experience on the other guy. if you think about it that way then no sport is hard. What you have to do is think about the sport at its hardest. You have to put both sides at their very best. For example Michael Phelps at the olympics where he snuck in that first place victory. Or a boxing match that goes all twelve rounds. Or the race that has one guy win by a half step. And in the case of wrestling where the match isn't decided until until the final seconds of double or even triple overtime. My point is that any sport has their stand outs and mis matches but what I want you to look at is the sport at its hardest and most competitive level.
    - 24paperwings October 19, 2010, 9:13 pm
    Two great wrestlers will make for a very good match, many times continuing into overtime until one of them is too tired to even stand up. But these matches are few and far between, especially in high school.

    Water Polo still takes more endurance and requires teamwork. Making it a tougher sport.
    - Albane October 20, 2010, 5:37 am
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    I would have to say gymnastics. Some of there routines are ridiculously hard.

    gym - what do you think the toughest sport is?

    • juniper
    • October 18, 2010, 1:30 am
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    Waterpolo? Most say it's quite tough. I do it myself.

    • Naugron
    • October 18, 2010, 2:27 am
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    This post basically seems to be everyone saying the sport they play is the toughest. XD

    I'm not a gymnast...
    - juniper October 19, 2010, 9:29 pm
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    Gymnastics without a doubt.

    And no, i dont do gymnastics. and its the toughest sport because its super competetive and to be successfull you have to start at a young age.

    • Polygon
    • October 18, 2010, 3:35 am
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    Cow Tipping

    • Dannyl
    • October 20, 2010, 7:19 am
    not a sport since there are no rules other than don't piss off the bull! have you ever tipped a cow before? its a lot harder than you would think...
    - johnecash October 20, 2010, 7:21 am
    no i haven't. because it's impossible for a man to tip a cow. cow tipping is an myth. you'd also need at least 4 people to tip an average cow, assuming you're able to sneak up on them with their very keen senses of smell and hearing
    - Dannyl October 20, 2010, 7:25 am
    its not a myth, i have done it in my younger days. you are correct no one man by himself can do it. it is a team effort, but running from the bull is a one man sport. cows are not shy, they know you are there, they just don't care.
    - johnecash October 20, 2010, 7:27 am
    - Dannyl October 20, 2010, 7:52 am
    you do know you can tip a cow that is awake and grazing.
    - johnecash October 20, 2010, 8:10 am
    they dont let you get that close while out grazing. i spent time on a cow farm, the only time you can get close is when they are in the pen and then still if you have multiple people surrounding them they will kick without hesitation
    - bmayes November 18, 2010, 5:39 pm
    i too grew up around them. if you sneak up you can do it. the problem is getting a group to be sneaky.
    - johnecash November 18, 2010, 6:19 pm
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    I would love to know how the author defines toughest. that would make all the difference in the world as to what the toughest sport is. Baseball, Soccer, golf, rugby, pool, swimming, ect. . . are all tough in their own way.

    A fair enough point now that I think about it. The way that I defined the toughest is using several key elements. First thing I think of is strength. Personally I never felt it was the only thing that is needed but I never found a true challenge in none contact sports (I know this is causing me to lean more towards wrestling but that is also from personal experience as I have dabbled in gymnastics when I was younger). The second thing that defines it is the mental aspect. A sport must challenge you mentally so that you are always thinking and trying not to break (ex: you push yourself and your body to the limit and then keep going). The third is how much skill is needed. Being able to move a certain way and use your speed or something to your advantage (ex: being able to sink a hole in one or something). Also the training that goes into the sport (is it just mindless repetition or is it working on multiple things and new things to improve yourself). And finally (many will disagree with me on this one) is it an individual sport. The reason I feel this is important is because while it is very hard to work with a team I feel there is a certain level of pride involved in an individual sport that makes it hard to give up. There is no one to blame and no one to fall back on just you and the opponent. (I don't like team sports for the same reason i don't like seeing street fights because people jump in. I prefer people fighting man to man to see who is better) In my opinion these make a sport tough. And for me wrestling meets these requirements on and off the mat. They are have to use strength and speed on the mat, while also keeping several steps ahead of their opponent awhile never allowing themselves to break. The training they go through is to an extreme that almost no other sport can match. They wrestle against individuals and never back down. Add in the fact that they must deal with their weight and often can go days without eating and the extremes they go to to lose that weight. It is for these reasons I have picked wrestling as the toughest sport and until someone can disprove me it will probably stay there.
    - 24paperwings October 20, 2010, 3:48 pm
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    I'm probably gonna get flamed for this because it's unexpected, but I would have to say tennis. It looks like its easy when you watch it, but after playing it for 5 years, its hard as crap

    • samwapp
    • October 20, 2010, 4:02 pm
    nah I actually considered this for the top five actually I know where your coming from.
    - 24paperwings October 20, 2010, 8:35 pm
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    i will say bodybuilding is the toughest sport on the face of the earth. its a 24/7 365 days a year sport. there is no "off season" to bodybuilding dieting and exercise. and the only oppent you face is yourself everytime you step foot in the gym, trying to push the human body and mind places "average joes" would dare never venture....

    hmmmm interesting thought though I'm not sure if i would consider this a sport. While I agree it is tough I just don't think that it really is. All they are really doing is lifting weights to see whos body looks better. And aside from that it seems in my opinion to be more of a fashion show than a real sport. Just my opinion.
    - 24paperwings October 20, 2010, 8:39 pm
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    Wrestling is so fake its unreal, they never even hit each other or anything, its all acting and is decided before the match even starts. What a joke of a 'sport' if you can even call it that.

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    Football. (American Football)

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