A great Wrestling base doesnt mean nothing no more

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  1. Zimo

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    An olympic wrestler being taken down by a junior college wrestler. Plus that junior wrestler was taken down by a kickboxer like Gus

    MMA has come full circle, MMA is the best base...not wrestling
     
  2. McSpikes

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    Double negative.
     
  3. Carl25

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    If anyone wraps their lanky arms around your legs and pulls, you are going down. I'd bet 9/10 times Jones would not get the takedown on DC if he actually shot for it.
     
  4. Zimo

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    True, but its still true. Double positive?
     
  5. OliverAtom

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    Wrestling is a great base but it is limited. What Jones does is more than wrestling.

    MMA wrestling > pure wrestling.

    MMA grappling is much more than just wrestling.

    To quote Chael Sonnen.
     
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  6. Te Huna Matata

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    Neither does a high school degree based on your thread title.
     
  7. lelouch

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    GOAT can take down anyone
     
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    he gassed
     
  10. Project 86

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    gus landed his takedown because Jones did'nt expect a take down from a kick boxer
     
  11. Zimo

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    Blame that on the booze man
     
  12. Truebeliever

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    You do know Jones also has a great wrestling base right?
     
  13. tenniswhiz

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    Well, you don't know if they're going to hit you in the head or take you down or throw a kick or throw an elbow....

    A wrestler is only concentrating on one thing in a sequence.
     
  14. koquerelle

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    Let's not act like Gus took Jones down at will and let's not act like DC didn't successfully use his wrestling in previous bouts. Absolutely ridiculous thread.
     
  15. cooljay1622

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    He was really landing those takedowns before that though. :icon_lol:
     
  16. Roaming East

    Roaming East Ficti pravique tenax

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    Wrestling is still important. It just cant be the only tool in your box. especially pure wrestling. You can throw all the collegiate and olympic pedigrees you want. MMA wrestling is a TOTALLY different beast as Jones proves yet again.
     
  17. Docile

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    I'm really surprised you think that matters at all.
     
  18. Mcrow

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    Wrestling base is still the best base, Jones is just a freak of nature that doesn't seem adhere to that.
     
  19. Andrei Orlovski

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    Rory and GSP have no wrestling background at all if I'm not wrong and they do pretty well.
     
  20. xMaxPower

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    mma is not a base you goof
     

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