Bodybuilder/youtuber spars with Wonderboy

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  1. cakemuncher Black Belt

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    Wonderboy is a BJJ brown belt, Jones is apparently also skilled in BJJ/wrestling (not sure which rank).

    On a scale from 1 to 10, how fake was the wrestling part? :D

     
  2. judoka loca Training to eventually grapple a bear

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    Jones is a blue belt I believe.
     
  3. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    Didn’t look fake to me. Wonderboy legit getting pinned
     
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    The leg kick video was better.
     
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    Yeah, I mean, why is it so hard to believe a big, strong guy with an amateur wrestling background pinned Stephen Thompson?
     
  6. Whitebeltatlife White Belt

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    Calling that guy a bodybuilder is a bit of an injustice. In the kicking video he has good skills too, he's basically quite solid in various martial arts and very athletic...whilst being a bodybuilder haha.
     
  7. yetanother Black Belt

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    News alert: Roids work
     
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    Has Scott Coker signed this guy yet?
     
  9. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    Larger guy with wrestling experience takes down a lighter guy with less wrestling experience.

    I also liked that little quarter nelson he used to turn Thompson with.
     
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    It's real, but doesn't mean very much.. There is no allowance or attempt to avoid the wrestling with the way bigger dude with a wrestling background .. Also WB pieces him up in the standup without taking a step backwards.
    In a cage or a real fight Wonderboy would obviously not engage in a grapple affair with a what a Middleweight? jacked body builder on who knows what anyway.
     
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    Funny, good natured stuff...
     
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    Cool vid, the sounds of the gloves hitting is very satisfying.
     
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    You dont know if either are on roids of any kind.
     
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  16. cakemuncher Black Belt

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    Here he (unsurprisingly) destroyed another martial arts influencer/youtuber who is presumably only karateka:

     
  17. shunyata Red Belt

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    To me it looked like the grappling was a work, which is normal for a completely scripted youtube video.

    They were trying to make a point though, that while he can and used to wrestle and has a lot of weight on Thompson, dude is not a pro kickboxer.

    I'll say it again, they shot a heavily scripted leg kick video that was much funnier.
     
  18. Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    Well, I mean, Wonderboy likely has zero experience with pins like that. The guy basically went straight wrestler on him. I mean, that was a classic pin and I just think it is something a guy who has never wrestled will probably not really be able to deal with so well. A lot of things, like takedowns and general ground control, wouldn't be foreign to Thompson, but something like that, sure.
     
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    It looked to me exactly like a "let's wrestle a little bit, let me hit a few things, we'll talk shit, then we can do a round of striking and you can light me up a bit" setup. /shrug
     
  20. Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    Maybe, but what reason is there to think that a wrestler wouldn't be able to pin Stephen Thompson? Defending against pins like that and that sort of folkstyle ground-wrestling is probably something he never really deals with.
     

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