UFC:Top 10 Submission Artists

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  1. Area809

    Area809 Brown Belt

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    Was just watching UFC top 10 submission artists on FS1. They had Damian Maia at #8, so I had to turn off the tv at that point.

    Let me know who you’re putting ahead of Maia, past and present in the UFC.
     
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    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    They are so fucking biased they might put Conor McGregor at #1. lol.

    Seriously though, Maia at #8? I'm even curious to see who are the first 7. I think it's just plain impossible to name seven people ahead of Demian Maia.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. He might not be #1, but there can’t be 7 people better than him.
     
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    Commando Banned Banned

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    Royce is obviously #1.

    I'd put Mir above Maia, not as good a grappler but no one had subs in the UFC like Mir. Snapped Nog's arm, snapped Timmeh's arm, knee barred Brock etc.

    But I'd probably have Maia at 3

    8 is fucking insane lol
     
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    Robert "Bill" McCoy Yellow Belt

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    Good call turning it off.
     
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    tasticles Red Belt

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    Why is he no 1? Dude was playing with a full deck and got owned in bjj compeitions.
     
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    RiotWyatt Brown Belt

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    Off the top of my head. Jacare, Werdum, Mir, Maia, Nog, Gonzaga, Penn. Can’t think of enough to even put 7 above Maia.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as this guy, mma submissions aren't the same as BJJ competitions.
     
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    9 submission wins in 28 fights. Half of which were were 10 years ago.
    Think most of his submission wins have been by rear naked choke... maybe a couple triangles/mounted triangles

    No doubt he's one of the top grapplers in all of MMA but when you're consistently fighting top 10 guys, its hard to get submission wins, which is why he had so many when he first joined the organization.

    So i guess it would come down on how you score someone on being a "submission artist"

    # of submission wins?
    Submission variety?
    Submissions against ranked competition?
     
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  11. Workaholic

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    Most subs in UFC history and the first submission master in the company
     
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    I would maybe have him at 4/5. Maia is an excellent grappler, but he is not a guy to hunt submissions from all positions and in transitions. He takes his time for control and usually makes his opponents do mistakes. Someone like Ortega, Jacare and probably Werdum are more active in seeking submissions.
     
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  13. HelloJapan

    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Da Bronx, Maia, Oly, Jacare, Werdum, Mir (ex UFC now, but still), Ortega...fuck am I forgetting. I didn't watch that shit, probably done by the same idiot who does their rankings.
     
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    punky brewster Black Belt

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    Gunnar Nelson has 12 of his 16 wins by submission. That's pretty impressive.
     
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  15. GreatSaintGuillotine

    GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    I think they may have put Nate over him by sheer number of subs. Crazy to me but meh
     

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