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Best Pure Grappler?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by loquacious, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. loquacious

    loquacious White Belt

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    Rate Em'
    Top 5
    Any organization (NAGA, Abu Dabi(sp?), UFC, Pride, etc.)
     
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    Roger Gracie
    Demian Maia
    Jacare
    Robert Drysdale
    Marcelo Garcia

    honorable mentions : Saul and Xande Ribeiro
     
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    pailum117 Blue Belt

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    1) Roger
    2) Marcelo
    3) Jacare
    4) Braulio
    5) Veira
     
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    Smokey McPot Yellow Belt

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    definitely butter bean!
     
  6. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Great first response.

    In all seriousness, are you talking bjj? Submission grappling? Best in any grappling style? Most well rounded? What exactly are you asking? For example, Buvaisar Saitiev is undoubtedly one of the best grapplers of the last 20 years, but he is exclusively a wrestler. Would he count?
     
  7. Drew Foster

    Drew Foster Silver Belt

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    WTF! :icon_lol:

    What match is that? I wanna see that in video!

    EDIT: found it. WOW
     
  8. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Bean won by keylock.

    A work, in my opinion.
     
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    Butterbean and Zulu i think
     
  10. Drew Foster

    Drew Foster Silver Belt

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    I just watched it. Butterbean could barely get his arm through the lock in the figure four. It looked so weird. His forearm was so short and his arm was so big. Butterbean is like the anti-grappler.

    Strange match for sure.
     
  11. closequarters

    closequarters Purple Belt

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    Define the criteria of being a pure grappler. What skill set are you removing that you don't consider to be "pure".

    also, its kind of funny that you listed Naga. Lol.
     
  12. curb1850

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    Fantastic response!

    Best one who is competing today, or best ever?
     
  13. Drew Foster

    Drew Foster Silver Belt

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    I'm sure this list is debatable and I'll feel different about it tomorrow. Man fuck it I just wanna delete this post. I hate making posts ranking people that I'll never be anywhere close to.

    EDIT: I did
     
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  14. J Sho

    J Sho Green Belt

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    In terms of purely who has won the most high level comps
    *Greco - Karelin (12 world level Golds & 12 European Golds)
    *FS (Male) - Medved (10 world level Golds & 3 European Golds) over Satiev (9 World Level golds & 6 European Golds)
    *FS (Female) - Saori Yoshida (10 world level Golds)
    *Judo (Male) - Douillet (6 World Level Golds)
    *Judo (female) - Tani (9 World Level Golds)
    *BJJ Gi (Male) - Roger (10 Mundial Black Belt Golds)
    *BJJ Gi (Female) - Hannete Quadros/Staack (6 Golds) or Bianca Barreto/Andrade (6 Golds)
    *BJJ NoGi (Male) - Arona (4 ADCC Golds) or Kerr (4 ADCC Golds) or Sperry (4 ADCC Golds)
    *BJJ NoGi (Female) - Hannete Quadros/Staack (3 Golds)
     

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