Best Representative of Each Discipline

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  1. NHB7

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    Today all mixed martial arts is heavey on the "mixed."

    That being said, who do you feel like has been the GOAT representative of each discipline? As in, if you were training specifically in one discipline like Greco Roman wrestling, who would you look at in MMA that best represents that discipline?

    Also, I mean men/women that generally use their respective discipline. So not naming a guy that knows BJJ but only ever strikes.

    Here are some all time great representatives in my mind:

    BJJ: Demian Maia
    Kickboxing: Mirko Cro Cop
    Muay Thai: Shogun
    Karate: MVP/Wonderboy
    Judo: Rick Hawn
    Sambo: Fedor
    Greco Roman: Randy Couture
     
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    Sure, hasn't fought real comp yet, but the guy stays true as hell to his Karate background and has thus far beat the shit out of everyone he's fought, including collapsing a forehead.
     
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    He is the best boxer to have participated, but other people have represented the sport of boxing better by actually using the boxing they learned to win fights.

    Heck, Clint Hester was more effective with his boxing than James Toney.
     
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    this was just a joke. Me being a smartass.

    I would actually say the Diaz bros have good boxing for mma, and JDS
     
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    Karate - Machida

    Tae Kwon Do - Yair

    Dirty Boxing - Cain

    Eyepoking - Jon

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    BJJ: Maia
    Muay Thai: Barbosa
    Touch butt: Conor Mcgregor
     
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    Does Pettis still hold the TKD title. I'm sure Yair lack of boxing keeps him out the running, and Paul Felder isn't as flashy but still follows style.
     
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    Judo - Lombard
     
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    Shogun for Muay Thai? I like him, but I can't agree. I would say Cerrone, maybe Means. Someone who actually has a good clinch game and solid technique and fundamentals. Every time Shogun throws a punch, it looks... horrible lol
     
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    The issue really is that Shogun's brand of MT is the Brazilian one adapted for MMA with more in the way of big looping punches and faster movement.

    For more conventional MT perhaps Overeem? certainly I think he has the best clinch work.
     
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    no one arguing against Maia for BJJ?!????
     
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    Kickboxing: Overeem
    Muay Thai: Barboza, Overeem, Aldo
    Karate: Wonderboi, Lyoto
    Judo: Ronda, Lombard
    Sambo: Fedor, Khabib
    Greco Roman: Jones, DC, Romero, Randy
    Freestyle: Romero, Brock, DC, Cejudo
    TKD: Pettis
     
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    Best as in truest to their original art form and not adapted to MMA?

    For MT, it's not Shogun. I'd argue Matt Brown looks closer to an MT guy than Shogun.

    For MMA MT, probably someone like this guy...probably because he is a multiple time Lumpinee Stadium champion fighting in MMA:



    Matt Brown has nice clinch work...sweeps and trips I can't remember seeing Shogun ever use.
     

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