Better potential success in MMA: prime Riner vs prime Karelin?

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  1. Gregoire1

    Gregoire1 дезоксерибонулеиновая кислота

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    Two dominant champions: Teddy Riner and Aleksandr Karelin. With seriuos training and preparations, who would do better at HW UFC division?
     
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    Karelin even with only his knowledge of wrestling could have beat almost every guy from ufc in the early years.
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    Karelin with modern day training methods and some years to prepare would be a fucking animal in mma.
     
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    chubbman Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Karelin

    Judo is useless
     
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    kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    Thanks for the hairy man ass pic, bro. I wasn't eating anyway.
     
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    You no hespect.
     
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    Braincellocide Green Belt

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    Karelin would have killed a fool but would not be able to compete at HW due to weighing in more than a bull.
     
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  8. A_bomb47

    A_bomb47 Wha happan to you Sherdog?

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    Depends if usada is included. If so, Karelin wouldn't be cleared to fight or show up skinny fat.
     
  9. Dana_is_your_GOD

    Dana_is_your_GOD Banned Banned

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    I think the following would happen...

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  10. Rex Kwon Do

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    Probably Karelin because he's more skilled.
     
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    leatherneck if not 4 disappointments, id have no appointments

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    the only thing that sucks worse than speculations like these ("what ifs"),

    is that now we have to include USADA.
     
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    Karelin for sure.
     
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    Nigol Green Belt

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    That's Swede Tomas Johansson's ass actually. He got his ass handed to him by Karelin several times. Epic pic.
     
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    Karelin had a MMA-ish fight before. It sucked! Look it up
     
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    Even if Karelin sucked at MMA striking, he could lay he way to the top of the division. Judo competitors, even medalists, have shown a tendency to get knocked out in MMA.
     
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  18. Ethan Rom

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    Karelin could never pass a usada test and he sucked in mma anyway. He had one fight and it sucked ass. That guy was called the experiment for a reason. He was loaded up on every Soviet era steroid there was. Riner might be able to pass usada but only because hes experienced in passing olympic testing with modern advanced methods. Doesnt matter though because he already expressed zero interest in mma and actually a disdain for it and would get destroyed anyway.
     
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    Rinner would be the goat easilly imo
     
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    Hi-Tech Slavic Fighter Double Yellow Card

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    And how would USADA randomly test him deep in Siberia?
     

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