Good MMA wrestlers with a non-wrestling background

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  1. MustangSally

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    Are there any examples of UFC fighters without a wrestling background who have gone on to become really good MMA wrestlers (by that I mean outwrestling fighters with wrestling backgrounds)?

    You have fighers like Glover and Dos Anjos who look like amazing wrestlers when they fight non wrestlers, but as soon as their up against wrestlers they're wrestling looks weak.
     
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    GSP and Aldo.



    Lol how did my comment get moved above TS's?
     
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    Conor McGregor
     
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    Conor has unspectacular wrestling and has never out wrestled a wrestler.
     
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    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    could be wrong but i thought glover actually did wrestle (in brazil) before fighting, to answer your question though- the guy from nova uniao for a while were out wrestling everyone, lately it seems like people have caught up tho
     
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    Tatsuya Kawajiri

    Started training Combat Sports at 19 and is now primarily a wrestler when he fights. Before that he trained baseball. Amazing considering how late he started.
     
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    I was being sarcastic
     
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    Sorry, I've actually heard his huggers say his wrestling is second best in the division because of the Holloway fight.
     
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    Tom Ninimaki vs Rani Yahya
     
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    Khabib wrestled as a child but he rapidly turned to sambo and judo, and he is with GSP among the absolute most effective wrestlers in MMA.
     
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    Khabib has been wrestling his whole life, who told you he wasn't a wrestler? He is a master of sports in freestyle. Wrestling is in his DNA.
     
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    Maia uses a great hybrid of grappling styles for take downs, including BJJ, wrestling and judo. Love Maia's style...grappling that is.
     
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    Why the hell you want to learn that?
     
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    Yeah, I changed my message, I had in mind that he only did sambo.
     
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    He's pretty fucking good at that too.
     
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    that double leg toss on shields is a sexy beast double legging kos miight be more impressive honestly but the one on shileds is just so pretty from a wrestling standpoint i cant help but look like an anime character right now [​IMG]
     

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