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Tiger Woods is tougher than Anderson Silva and Fedor combined

Sports Illustrated just released it’s list of the 25 toughest people in sports, and while I’m happy that there’s a few MMA fighters on it, it’s pretty hard to take the list seriously when Tiger fucking Woods was ranked #1 as the toughest athlete out there. Seriously.

Here’s some other highlights and lowlights from the list:

#1 Tiger Woods
#3 Anderson Silva
#8 Fedor Emelianenko
#9 Floyd Mayweather Jr
#15 Kelly Pavlik
#25 Joey Chestnut (Competitive Hot Dog Eater)

Obviously, most rankings and lists are fucking bogus, which is why the only list you’ll ever see on Fightlinker is the “Top 10 list of shitty top 10 lists”. This Sports Illustrated list doesn’t even pass the initial smell test, let alone the Zorgon the Wet test. My main issue here is the definition of toughness that’s used. While Anderson Silva is undoubtedly tough, he’s really more talented than tough. The worst beating he’s taken thus far is from Dan Henderson, who played hammerfist on his head for half a round. Not exactly ultra-tough shit. Now look at guys like Big Nog and Sakuraba, who take a licking and keep on ticking. To me, that’s tough.

  • Dru Down

    Perhaps they’re referring to mental toughness.

  • Higgz

    I don’t doubt that earning your father’s love by winning golf tournaments requires mental toughness.

    Although, if you put Anderson Silva in a cage with his weapons (Fists, Elbows, Knees, Feet) against Tiger Woods with his weapons (3w, 5w, 9 iron, etc…) I’d put my money on Tiger.

  • garth

    maybe tiger’s skin is really tough, like leather.

  • MadMan

    Tiger Woods, with his best set of titanium clubs, couldn’t dent Anderson Silva’s protective cup :)

  • Accomando

    The only thing tough about Tiger Woods is his breath.

  • MJC_123

    Take a licking and keep on ticking….Nice!

  • x5BoltMainx

    Not to mention he’s a fucking primadona. You can’t even take his pic when he’s about to swing the club. It “messes” him up. Bitch please. People scream their heads off when some one is taking a free throw, kicking a penalty kick, taking a penalty shot in hockey, etc. You don’t see those guys bitching about the noise. They all take technic. So cry me a river you fucking douche.

  • Jackie Chiles

    Seriously, if Happy Gilmore can hit it 400 yards when people are making noise, Tiger should be able to do it too.