At Which Sports Do Men Think They Can Compete Against The World’s Greatest?
Almost 20% of men are confident of success in an MMA fight with Ronda Rousey. They believe they could last a full three-round fight inside the Octagon with the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion after some combat training. I guess some combat training could outweigh years of experience at the highest level of the women’s UFC.
Additionally, 63% of men believe they would be capable of lasting over a minute up against Rousey, who during her dominating career only went over a minute five times, with an 80% win ratio.
We continued our research into one of the world’s biggest sports. Four in ten men believe they would be able to compete in a professional women’s soccer game against some of the best female athletes in the world. 7% of men even believed that they would be personally responsible for their team’s success if they were to compete against a women’s team.
21–26 year-olds feel the most confident in beating a team that included Women’s World Cup winners Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, with 52% believing they could comfortably compete in the game. Furthermore, 9% of 59–77 year-olds thought their skills would match up well against the two pros and their skills would be the defining factor in their team taking home the victory.
Although fading slightly, the confidence in those surveyed being able to beat Candace Parker in a 1v1 still remained high. 12% answered boldly that they would be competitive and may even be able to beat the two-time WNBA MVP in a 15-minute contest.
The most confident age group was, of course, 21-26 year-olds with 33% displaying confidence to take Parker on. In the hypothetical 1v1, 17% of men believed they would score at least 11 points up against the six-foot-four power forward with 3% even claiming they could score at least 21 points.
The current US Open champion Coco Gauff commanded the most respect from the men surveyed, with only 12% confident they could return her serve at 120 mph. However, this figure is still extremely high considering only 6% of the respondents play tennis at all, never mind on the same level as a grand slam winner.
21–26 year-olds were predictably the most confident group with 17% claiming they could return her serve.