*Maia Vs Covington = Good wrestling > Top notch BJJ?*

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  1. Seiryoku Zenyo We are all one

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  2. Azure Brown Belt

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    or just a young guy that beat up an old guy
     
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  3. xyzxyz94 Blue Belt

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    Covington's TDD > Maia's TD is the only thing you can determine about their grappling from that match.
     
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    Old vs young, American vs Brazilian , fucks given vs experience? There were many variables in that fight.
     
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    Give Maia a boomerang and that fight is a whole different story.
     
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  6. Thesnake101 Chram lives in me

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    More like top notch wrestling > top notch BJJ

    Colby's a hell of a rassler.
     
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    Yes, he was D1 championship contender level.
     
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  8. xyzxyz94 Blue Belt

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    Colby didn't use any offensive wrestling in the Maia fight.
     
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    But he used his defensive wrestling during the whole fight.
     
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    BJJ guys typically don't have the wrestling to take down wrestlers. There are exceptions obviously.
     
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  11. DWAYNEAMERICA Yellow Card

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    Taking the result of one fight and making a sweeping generalization is retarded.

    How many great wrestlers have been submitted by bjj dudes?
     
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    To defend Maia's single-legs, a traditional wrestling take-down. BJJ only really starts once you get to the ground so it doesn't really make sense to say Colby's wrestling beat Maia's bjj. His defensive wrestling beat Maia's offensive wrestling. I guess you could argue Maia used bjj when he tried pull guard but that shits hard as hell with no gi's or rash guards.
     
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    Alves vs Covington
    Average BJJ >>> Top notch wrestling
     
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    A good wrestler with striking is obviously the worst match up for a BJJ player. That being said that wasn't the only variable in the Maia Covington fight.
     
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    There was next to no grappling in that fight. Cody, like Tyrun avoided going to the ground with Maia like the plague. That's how elite Maia's ground game is. If Cody (or Tyrun) went to the ground with him, and pulled a Shields, then we could talk.
     
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