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Old 06-04-2014, 07:51 PM   #31
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I know benson did some tkd but he wrestled in college too didn't he?
According to wikipedia Benson started TKD at 16 and wrestling at 14, so there's that.

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Old 06-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #32
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I thought his base was karate?

Obviously he had great grappling but he was a striker then moved towards grappling more... he always showed a high fight IQ in any case and was very very well rounded
He always grappled in mma.

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:05 PM   #33
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Early GSP was for the most part, he was able to grapple at a high level still but he would normally fight standing
He won his first 6 fights by out grappling his opponents.

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:08 PM   #34
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GSP was never predominantly a striker
That's right. In MMA, GSP was never predominantly a striker TS

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GSP defeated the Strikeforce WW & MW champs (Diaz & Shields);
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:10 PM   #35
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He won his first 6 fights by out grappling his opponents.
You are absolutely correct.

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:10 PM   #36
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Ahhhh good one, forgot about him
Forget about el guapo? Wtf

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He always grappled in mma.
It's true TS. GSP practiced Karate as his first TMA prior to his first MMA fight. However, by the time of his first MMA fight he was already a purple belt in BJJ and was wrestling

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