Do any UFC fighters have a better ground game than Paul Harris?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by BigMuffler, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    27,169
    Likes Received:
    19,704
    Now that Palhares is making headlines again :icon_neut, where do you think Palhares would rank as a ground fighter if he was still in the UFC? Seeing as he recently submitted two guys who were considered among the best MMA grapplers in Shields (eye gouges aside) and Fitch, would you consider any of the following list to be better than him in terms of ground game? Or is the most controversial grappler in MMA (in ring actions wise) also the best?

    Werdum
    Barnett
    Mir
    Jones
    Cormier
    Weidman
    Jacare
    Rockhold
    Maia
    Gunni
    Khabib
    RDA
    Aldo
    Oliveira
    Cruz
    Faber
    Mouse
    Rousey
    insert anyone else who might rival him
     
  2. linvillegorge

    linvillegorge Red Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    9,884
    Likes Received:
    13,316
    Location:
    CO
    Well, that depends. Is he going to be able to eye rake at will? Gonna be tough to beat that man on the ground if he's allowed to gouge your eyeballs out.

    But, to answer your question, I expect that Jacare and Weidman would handle him.
     
  3. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    33,385
    Likes Received:
    2,184
    Well, I really don't think he'd have too much of a shot at beating Jacare in a ground battle whether it be in MMA, submission wrestling, or BJJ.
     
  4. cityofevil

    cityofevil Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    6
    Jacare, Maia, Rockhold. I'm sure Weidman could handle him on the ground if need be, not that the fight would go there.
     
  5. SingerAuto

    SingerAuto Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    1,900
    Likes Received:
    1,128
    Werdum and Jacare would handle Paul Harris on the ground.
     
  6. Baba Ghanoush

    Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    5,626
    Likes Received:
    4,538
  7. dinosaur

    dinosaur Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,904
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    I guess I'm gonna fade into Bolivian
    is he the dirtiest fighter to be in a major org
    maybe gilbert yvel
     
  8. Arrrrgh

    Arrrrgh Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    2,560
    Likes Received:
    3,194
    This guy has mental problems.
     
  9. SRTtoZ

    SRTtoZ Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,636
    Likes Received:
    2,546
    Location:
    New York
    I'm not saying Belcher does but he made Palhares look foolish and beat him at his own game.
     
  10. VonHalen

    VonHalen Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,094
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Maia
    Jacare
    Werdum

    Maybe Teh Chris and Rockhard

    Belcher on the account of already having done it
     
  11. Fatal Catro

    Fatal Catro Red Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    8,319
    Likes Received:
    11,152
    Location:
    Canada
    Jacare and Maia can hang with him at the very least.
    But he is a beast.
     
  12. godexile

    godexile Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    CANADA
    Jacare verdum maia
     
  13. Lafwanda

    Lafwanda Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,102
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    Seattle
    Belcher shut him down and made Palhares look clueless on the ground.

    EDIT

    Image because I really liked that fight.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dan155

    Dan155 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,140
    Likes Received:
    3
    Maia, Jacare, Weidman, and Werdum.
     
  15. MacDuffle

    MacDuffle Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Messages:
    20,208
    Likes Received:
    32,008
    Location:
    Aberdeen, in Exile
    Alan Belcher finds your lack of faith disturbing

    [​IMG]
     
  16. information

    information Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    163
    "Pole Hair Is" seems kinda good at those leg/ankle locks
     
  17. UniqueSteez

    UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    5,043
    Likes Received:
    690
    Location:
    The Gym.
    Henry Cejudo.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. HomunculusXV

    HomunculusXV Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    46
    I came here to say this. Belcher took him to school.
     
  19. ASadClown

    ASadClown Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    3
    "Hang with him" - LOL - they would both outclass him on the ground.
     
  20. BBMN

    BBMN Pancakes?!

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    8,017
    Likes Received:
    6,815
    Jacare or Barnett spring to mind. Not many do. If you are free to ground and pound as well as grapple, Maia won't be as threatening.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.