Fighters who are good off their back and good top control?

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  1. Fedor5723

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    Any fighters who are extremely comfortable on their back and have a great top game. Fighters who don't have bjj, judo, sambo or catch wrestling bases. Wrestling base is fine.
    Ex. I forgot about Luke Rockhold.
     
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    Is this a trick question.
     
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    You forgot to say no homo
     
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    You’ve excluded a lot of fighters with your criteria.
    Chuck? Could do a job on top when needed and when on bottom was very good at getting back up. Not a guard player though.

    Cerrone? Technically doesn’t have a BJJ base.
     
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    Your mom
     
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    Meisha Tate's good on her back.
     
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    Somehow I'm having a hard time understanding your post. Everyone currently in the UFC has one of the arts in OP in their arsenal.

    Uhh I guess most people would consider Mighty Mouse a wrestler, although he also has great BJJ, and he has a good top and bottom game
     
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    Derrick Lewis
     
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    Alexey Olyinik, he is a master at both
     
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    Yeah this is fucking stupid. Werdum was the first to come to mind at being good at both
     
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    Khabib is the best at both
     
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    Tony Ferguson is a black belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo
     
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    He was also a wrestler, my post was a straight-up fail.
     
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    capnlarge Silver Belt

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    No the OP is a fail. Everyone at this level is cross-trained. Maybe to answer this question you have to go back to the first few UFCs or the local circuit
     
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    Why make such limiting criteria? It's not like there are a lot of fighters that have great top games and are very good off their backs to begin with.
     
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    Chael Sonnen.

    Undefeated in both positions.
     
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    I didn't want the list to end up being a bjj thread instead of mma
     

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