Every UFC champion is a wrestler right now

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  1. superpunch

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    125 - Cejudo, Olympic gold medalist
    135 - TJ, 3x NCAA qualifer
    145 - Holloway, ok everyone but him
    155 - Khabib
    170 - Tyrone Woodley, 2 time All American
    185- Whittaker, Australian Cup champion, Commonwealth games number one Australian qualifier -- couldn't compete due to UFC contract
    185 - Romero, World gold medalist, Olympic silver medalist
    205 - Daniel Cormier, US Olympic team captain
    265 - Daniel Cormier, US Olympic team captain

    What's interesting is that Khabib has no actual wrestling background and that Whittaker appears to be a high level amateur wrestler.
     
  2. Shooper-Trooper

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    And only one of them won't fight wrestlers (Kebob).
     
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    So why not change the title dumbass.
     
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  5. NekMinnit

    NekMinnit The Reapers Era

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    Romero should be 185.2, besides, he isnt champ is he?

    Rob just started wrestling 3 years ago but just picked it up easy. Also he has been doing bjj longer. But overall hes a striker
     
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    A fighter with prime Aldo’s skillset would beat all of those wrestlers.
     
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    Lol Aldo was not stopping khabib from taking him down, even in his prime.
     
  8. Espresso

    Espresso Khabib schooled Conor on stand up. I was wrong

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    With all these wrestlers UFC is starting to look like.
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    Why you wouldn't write Khabib's credentials? Sambo world champion
     
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    khabib ducked aldo hard last year
     
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    Firstly, stop being a sheep.

    Secondly, what wrestler has he refused to fight?
     
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    You forgot wmma
     
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  16. migeru29

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    Aside from WMMA which many of us don't give a shit.
    1. TJ Much more than wrestling? He better be. This is MMA but his base is wrestling.
    2. Holloway will lose to one soon
    3. Conspiracy theory but what's your point? If he lose against a wrestler we will still have a champion with wrestling base.
    4. Woodley standup is that way DUE to his wrestling, you don't know shit about MMA don't you? He can land that because everyone is worry about a potential takedown.
    5. Same as 3 in the case of Romero.
    6. Jon Jones base is wrestling.
     
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    Someone's jimmies are rustled regarding DC.
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    Just relax and let the man have a few last enjoyable fights. He's done it all. Nothing left to prove.
     
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    1. Hell yes I do. I always remember how beautiful he dominated Lineker with pure wrestling.
    2. Just wait and see. Ortega will submit him.
    3. Same shit happened against Conor. He slowed down on purpose in the third to pace himself and recover some energy. You can tell the takedowns that he attempted on both fights during the third round were not full powered and he usually follow up but he didn't. Pretty obvious that was strategy. He came back strong in the fourth against Conor and against iaquinta he did it until the 5th, why? Because he felt very comfortable standing and he recovered for another round. And WTF are you talking about? The one eating shots was iaquinta, everyone knows that Khabib won the standup fight.
    4. Not even close. Thompson was terrified about the takedowns since the very first time and the very first round, when he took him down he ate a lot of damage. It's both man and that's scary, you need to be worry about the takedowns and about that overhand right.
    5. Romero uses wrestling all the fucking time. WTF are you looking? Whittaker is a very bad example because he has a pretty damn good take-down defense.
    6. Whatever, I'm not sure what was your intention but if your intention was to diminished wrestling then what's your point by bringing Bones if he's a very good wrestler and use wrestling all the time?
     
  19. quantiqus

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    Cejudo - good standup too
    TJ - top standup
    Max - top standup
    Khabib - well, he did knockdown Conor, but shitty standup
    Woodley - good standup
    Whittaker - top standup
    Cormier - good standup
     
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    Well that makes sense why Whitaker is hard to take down
     
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