How many LHWs in history could pull off the "DC gameplan" on prime Rumble?

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  1. Matty da Ranga

    Matty da Ranga Banned Banned

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    So we all know that standing with Rumble is suicide, so how many LHWs in history do you think could take 2016 Rumble down and beat him that way?

    Remember, Rumble easily stuffed all of DC's takedown attempts and clinch initiations in their rematch before stupidly electing to wrestle himself; his defensive wrestling had gotten even better from the first fight, which was scary. He had some of the best TDD in MMA history, just look what he did to Davis and Bader.

    Is DC the only one who could've done this, or are there others? Who could have beaten him apart from Daniel?

    Suggestions:
    - Prime Randy
    - Prime Jones
    - Prime Shogun
    - Prime Rashad
    - Prime Tito
    - Prime Gus (when he wants to wrestle)
     
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    I don't believe anybody else could have survived being punched across the whole octagon.
     
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    Only Jones and DC could beat Rumble, and a large part of that outside of their wrestling is they both have chins made of granite.
     
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    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    Jones. That's it.
     
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    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    Completely agreed. People don't realize how good Rumble is. He ran through the division in just eight fights at 205 and took very little damage in the process.
     
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    Slampage makes Rumble quit
     
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    Damn shame we will never get to see Jon vs Rumble...Smart money is on Jon, but man.....anything can happen with Rumble power

    edit: Also, never forget that at WW KOSCHECK stood TOE TO FUCKING TOE with Rumble and didnt back down a god damn inch. and won!

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    Add Rampage and obviously Vitor to your list
     
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    Impressive, but 205 Rumble sleeps Koscheck with a jab

    Plus Rumble's technique was garbage back then, his hard work with Hooft really paid off from 2014 onwards
     
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    LMAO at Tito being a suggestion
     
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    Only Jones imo

    Gus gets Badr'd
     
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    Victor Gracie
     
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    Never forget
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    lol
     
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    Rampage, Shogoat, and I'd probably favor prime Chuck in a matchup vs Rumble
     
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    Prime Rampage vs 205 Rumble would have been such an awesome fight.
     
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    Randy seems like a bad matchup for Rumble. I think he would break him similar to how he did to Vitor.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Randy's but I don't see how he wins against Rumble.

    Rumble isn't some James Toney in the grappling department. Phil Davis couldn't take him down once out of 8 attempts.
     
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    Not to mention he was drained all to hell.

    At 205 only Jones I'd imagine if we're talking strictly subbing him. MAYBE Mousasi but I'm just tossing names right now. Randy just wasn't a submission fighter, more dirty boxer.
     

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