Originally Posted by tdluxon
Condit, Pettis and Cruz all seem like they would suck at arm wrestling. They're all lanky and skinny guys. No way Condit would beat Johny Hendricks at arm wrestling. I bet Gray Maynard or Michael Chandler would both work Pettis, and I think Scott Jorgensen or Urijah would take Cruz pretty easily.
What a weird "sport" (if you want to call it a sport). I had never even heard of it before... pretty crazy. Gary Goodridge would wreck anyone though.
I don't think that arm wrestling is that big of a factor. It might give you a little more leverage, but a good kicker could still beat a guy with strong arms/punches. I chose those 3 for their ability to hit without getting hit, which as we saw in Frye/Takayama, is a key factor to surviving this kind of fight.
You could be right about pettis/cruz getting beat by those guys though, since they depend on footwork to avoid strikes. However pettis has some excellent bjj, as well as kicks, and I could see him getting a head kick KO, or pulling off an armbar.