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Fighting a Bear


#1

I thought I remember this discussion a couple years back but I can't find it.

Who here has thought about fighting a full grown grizzly bear in hand-to-paw combat in a cage match? Of course he would be wearing a muzzle and some kind of protective cover on his paws. And you would just have fists, feet, elbows, knees, headbutts but no biting allowed.

Yes I know this sounds like a death wish but I would guess that the average bad ass could hold his own for a while even possibly win. Winning = Knocking him unconscious.


#2

I have to six thousand percent disagree with the your statement that “the average bad ass could hold his own for a while,” to say nothing of the rest of the sentence.

Outside of the fact that most species of bears will not attack humans unless provoked, a full grown provoked bear is stronger, faster, and much much larger than your run of the mill bad ass. Especially in a cage, you would not stand a chance.


#3

Fact: Brown bears are capable of running up to 40 mph. they can be up to 9.5 feet long and weigh up to 1500lb.


#4

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#5

Look at these pussies.


#6

Tim anderson,

a football player and Big 10 heavyweight champ from THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY used to wrestll e bears. I pinned Tim once( i dont think he was trying, bc i was 12 at the time) but yeah man I think it can be done


#7

NO.


#8

… as the bear rises up preparing to strike, you lunge in. The bear comes down on you, and it’s one thousand and five hundred pound bulk breaks your spine in 5 places before squashing you like a tomato across the cage floor.

no, this was not a trained “wrestling bear” form the circus. but a pissed off grizzly with an itchy muzzle and covered claws so it can’t scratch.


#9

Enjoy.


#10

The last thread was 100 people vs. a bear. No weapons for the people, bear could use everything. it was fucking entertaining.

One person vs. a bear is suicide. Rarely do people survive encounters with a pissed off bear, regardless if it’s a black bear, brown bear, grizzly, etc. They’re too strong… one swat would break your back.

But it is true, at least for the black bears that are in this area, that they generally don’t like people and won’t attack unless they are cornered or there are cubs around. As I recall there was a picture from the northern part of the state where a bear was treed by a housecat.


#11

Here it is.


#12

[quote]meangenes wrote:
Look at these pussies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGwUpM9QryU [/quote]

first of all, i had never watched a video of bears fighting before- this was truly an awesome video. They use more technique than I thought they would!

Second of all- the bigger bear shits during the fight. Like literally poops. Thats weird.


#13

Hey thanks for that Bear Power, that was great. Man those things are strong. And hilarious!

One man could beat a bear with a big spear if he was damned good and damned lucky.

I always think back to my SAS guide which said : “Do NOT fight a polar bear. You will lose. Even with a gun you will very likely lose.”

Best advice I heard was, back away from the bear, stripping off your clothes and leaving them. The bear will prob. stop to smell them, and get disinterested in you (hopefully).


#14

Hey thanks for that Bear Power, that was great. Man those things are strong. And hilarious!

One man could beat a bear with a big spear if he was damned good and damned lucky.

I always think back to my SAS guide which said : “Do NOT fight a polar bear. You will lose. Even with a gun you will very likely lose.”

Best advice I heard was, back away from the bear, stripping off your clothes and leaving them. The bear will prob. stop to smell them, and get disinterested in you (hopefully).


#15

Wasn’t there some tree hugger scientist that took his girlfriend up in the woods to live “amongst the bears”?

From what I remember he lived there for awhile, a lot longer than his sane scientist friends though he would live there, even grew close enough to touch one. He filmed some of it. I guess it was an experiment to see if they would accept him as part of their group/clan/pride whatever.

Then one day BAM, the bears tore him and his girl up, and ate them. Her parents were pissed. All they found were a few bits of equipment, his tent & some left over film.


#16

wtf going on with my posts?

Could a bear beat a hippo??? that is the question.

bear vs hippo

bear vs rhino

rhino vs hippo

bear vs tiger

bear vs walrus

the great unanswered questions


#17

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
Wasn’t there some tree hugger scientist that took his girlfriend up in the woods to live “amongst the bears”?

From what I remember he lived there for awhile, a lot longer than his sane scientist friends though he would live there, even grew close enough to touch one. He filmed some of it. I guess it was an experiment to see if they would accept him as part of their group/clan/pride whatever.

Then one day BAM, the bears tore him and his girl up, and ate them. Her parents were pissed. All they found were a few bits of equipment, his tent & some left over film.[/quote]

A simple misunderstanding. He thought the bears were accepting him in as part of their group. Actually, they were accepting him in as livestock.


#18

Bear Vs. Gorilla. I actually say a person might have a good chance because we’re more agile. (Aren’t you supposed to be able to outrun a bear if you zigzag between trees?) I would think that you could jump on his back and give him a few bows to the back of the head near the bottom of the spine. Obviously you would never try to head-to-head him. Anyone knows the weight of the bear alone would kill you.

Also, a bear isn’t as agile on his back legs (which is how he strikes). That is your opportunity to run around him. He can’t strike, with his paws, as fast on all fours but is more agile. The last time I 1rm’d my squat was 615. That seems like enough force to push a 1000lb bear around (he’s not static weight and doesn’t have great balance on two legs).

I think a bear would stand on two legs to fight a human. We’re simply better adapted to maneuvering on two legs.


#19

Bears will fuck your shit up.


#20

There are bars in Wisconsin where you could do this, I don’t know if it goes on anymore. Basically you get the crap beaten out of you. I assume it must be declawed and muzzled?

My dad did it when he was young. He was also in First Force Recon so … he was pretty tough at the time.