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8 years since Karate prospect came into the UFC.....

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by JustOnce, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. JustOnce Itami

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    Machida 2007
    Whittaker 2012
    Wonderboy 2012
    Gunnar 2012
    Horiguchi 2013

    Then.....no more.

    It's been MORE than 8 years since a prospect with Karate background came to the UFC...and I don't see any promising prospects with karate background else where...I remember the hype behind Machida, Gunnar and Horiguchi before they came over...not much at all behind Robert in hindsight, who knew? I'd think if they were around, I'd have heard but no....

    I'd love to see more fighters with karate background come over...but sadly I'm not sure it will happen any time soon...
     
  2. Kung Fu Kowboy Winning until he lost 2021 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    McGregor's stance is karate based and he became double Champ...
     
  3. mmamxfan Purple Belt

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  4. Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    All of those fighters are or have been immensely successful as well

    War Karate!!
     
  5. ExitLUPin K

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    You forgot Scoggins
     
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  6. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    Bruno Souza has a karate background (trained with the Machida bros since he was a kid) and he fights for the LFA FW title soon if he wins that he'll probably get a UFC deal.
     
  7. MartiniSIDe Purple Belt

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    Jordan Wright recently was pretty karate to me
     
  8. DoctorDeelon Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I thought Jordan Wright was a karate guy? He calls himself the Beverly Hills Ninja.
     
  9. Titleboxe Brown Belt

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    RIP the Karate Era.. but at least it was longer than the Machida Era which lasted for about 6-months.
     
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  10. Smelloflove ‏‏‎ ‎ Platinum Member

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    It's funny you mention Karate because I've been a K-1 kick recently and fell in love with Kyokushin, specifically. A lot of people shit on it Karate but Kyokushin is badass. Guys are brutal.

    Hug, Filho, Greco, etc. Monsters. Love it.
     
  11. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    McGregor had a karate background. So did Sage. Cejudo's striking was karate based.
     
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  12. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    I was a fan of kyokushin but God damn do they fall apart when they get punched in the face.

    For a group of people that train getting kicked in the head on the regular they turn into a pile of mush after a face punch.
     
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  13. SKITZADACTYL Steel Belt

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    conor and cejudo dont come from karate, they just adopted a karate like stance.
     
  14. Smelloflove ‏‏‎ ‎ Platinum Member

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    It is a bit silly sometimes to see their reaction to punches to the face. I think a lot of it is show just because they know the strike is illegal but from the neck down? Iron!
     
  15. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    I mean if we are going by stance there's Cejudo...doesnt have a karate background.
     
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  16. MigitAs Brown Belt

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    Randy Costa
     
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  17. koquerelle Silver Belt

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    Another great JustOnce thread
     
  18. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    Karates in the Olympics now..no need for UFC... I believe it starts tonight the Kumite
     
  19. Coolkid666 Black Belt

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    Tanner Boser is a Karate blackbelt of some kind. But he sucks at using it for the most part
     
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  20. PD4838 Red Belt

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    karate sucks / thread....like saying where are all the wing chun and /or Aikido guys. lmao
     

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