Any Kungfu practioners that can compete in the UFC?

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  1. Ogata

    Ogata Red Belt

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    I know Cung did a season of tuf in regards to China and of course China has a big population and an extensive history of various styles of Kungfu or Chinese martial arts and I am wondering for those who have been following mma in China or China tuf can tell me if there are any promising practioners coming out?

    I say this because, for Japanese, we have Judo and Karate being represented in mma in regards to Japanese Martial Arts but other than San Shou aka kickboxing with throws. I have not seen one Kung Fu practioners!!!
     
  2. Fight Professor

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    Roy Nelson is a kung-fu fighter.
     
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    roy nelson claims kung fu
     
  4. Hans Gercmiov

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    Roy is the only one I can think of.
     
  5. estranged

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    haha that's true lol
     
  6. aModerateThreat

    aModerateThreat Brown Belt

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    there are a few san shou guys in the ufc, and that is kung fu
     
  7. McSpikes

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    There's a few guys on the amateur circuit that are really making wave. I think their names are Lei Wulong, Rufus, and Liu Kang
     
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    That is not considered kung fu. There were some long discussions on it. Cung le uses mainly TKD so he wouldn't count if san shou even did.
     
  9. mixcontactsport

    mixcontactsport Land of the Illusion, Home of the Brainwashed

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    because of the MMA rules I doubt Kung Fu can be of any use, MMA is mainly for Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing, that's the Basis of MMA. If there was a no rules competition where people can fight to the death, than I think Kung Fu might have the upper hand.
     
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    Doesn't Katsunori Kikuno use Kung Fu?
     
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    I dont know in the UFC, but it's not hard to imagine that local MMA circuits in China probably have some kungfu practitioners who transitioned to mma.
     
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    It's actually surprising no one from chinese martial arts has been making waves because karate in general got most of their stuff from chinese kempo.
     
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    Everyone throwing a punch, kick, elbow, knee, throw, takedown, submission is using kung fu.
     
  15. Alexandergreat3

    Alexandergreat3 In Fedor We Trust, amen™

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    By "Kung Fu," are you referring to the different "animal style Kung Fu" or "Drunken Kung Fu"?

    Those martial arts are for looking good in the movies, but they are garbage for real fighting.




    "Someone with only a year of training in boxing and wrestling could easily defeat a martial artist of twenty years experience." - Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee realized the BS years ago, but it's funny how many people, who are most likely fans of his, still don't see it! :icon_chee

    Notice how Bruce Lee saw things WAY ahead of his time. About 50 something years later, people starting to see how dominant and important wrestling is in MMA (e.g. Cain, Jones, Cormier, Weidman, GSP, etc.)
     
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    I wonder what moves if any he actually kept from wing chun? I have never done chinese martial arts but a lot of people tell me its kung foolishness.
     
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    Shaq with his Shaq Fu
     
  18. Sherm

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    Larenz Larkin gets introduced as a kung-fu fighter, but he's taking some liberties there.

    http://www.mmamania.com/2012/1/2/26...-with-strikeforce-light-heavyweight-contender
     
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    Alexandergreat3 In Fedor We Trust, amen™

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    That's a good question. I don't know enough about Wing Chun and Bruce Lee to comment. What I can say though as far as his fighting moves in his films are concerned, he started fighting like an MMA fighter in his later film in Game of Death.

    The guy was a genius. Unfortunately, a lot of his fans see him as a "Kung Fu" master and really dont understand his forward thinking. He was actually a Mixed Martial Artist.
     
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