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  1. bambammccoy Silver Belt

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    Have their ever been any Submission heavy or BJJ heavy fighters who became champ in the UFC post-dark ages?

    Big Nog and Mir are the only ones I can think of, surprisingly HW seems to be the only to come to mind.
     
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    Werdum in a few months
     
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    BJ Penn.

    Depends on what you consider the Dark Ages though. I'm thinking when it was off PPV. Most people probably think pre-Brock.
     
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    Also, Bustamante and Ricco.
     
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    Sarcasm?
     
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    BJ, Barao, Serra...
     
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    Bustamante
     
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    interim champ big nog
     
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    Fun fact: When Anthony Pettis won the title this past summer, it was the first time that a challenger who wasn't already an interim champion had beaten the defending champion by submission since BJ beat Matt Hughes at UFC 46.
     
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    True story. Wonder what the school of thought around that is?
     
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    BJ's dope
     
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    Not a fan of Cain, but he will wreck on Werdum
     
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    Big Nog does not count as a heavy BJJ champ since almost everybody he fights seems to do better than him in the BJJ dept. I question the validity of a Noguera Bros. black belt...To quote Chael Sonnen..."You can get a Noguera Brothers black belt in a McDonalds happy meal."
     
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    My first thought was Arlovski's achilles lock on Sylvia-that was for the interim belt and Sylvia wasn't champ. Good call, good sir. Crazy stat right there. I wonder if it's because the champions are generally so well rounded, but getting "caught" with a KO is easier than getting "caught" in a sub?
     
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    the ignorance here is appalling...
     
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    But Chael says so...
     
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    Chael has been triangled by a McDonalds happy meal.

    True story.
     

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