How good was Jerry Bohlander? & how would he do in today's MMA?

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  1. TRYHARD 2001

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    Different Brian Foster. Fought a lot in KOTC and other smaller shows. More or less a glorified opponent for the mid-tier fighters of the late 90's-early 2000's.
     
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    He’d be a 155lber
     
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    He'd get killed today. He was good because he had acess to Lion's Den when hardly anyone could so much as find a BJJ gym.

    Seriously, he loses to EVERYBODY his size currently signed to the UFC.
     
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    He was terrible. The Cody McKenzie of his day. I attended every single UFC that he fought in and the crowd just booed from the moment he walked out to the moment he left.
     
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    It was the shit.

    My first MMA/UFC vhs I rented back in '99.
     
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    I read Ken saying that Frank isn't even the top 3rd fighter in Lion's Den. Maybe he's salty. I guess his top 2 and 3 were Bohlander and Mezger.
     
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    Ken and Frank had some real personality clashes in their younger days and didn't talk for like 15 years at one point. Frank Shamrock was the best fighter to come out of the Lion's Den by a considerable amount. Ken in his prime was a legitimately decent HW and Mezger was always criminally underrated, but prime Frank was the best. Bohlander was, is, and forever will be light years behind those guys.

    His kill count is way higher in his chosen profession post-MMA, mind you. Handier with the steel, if ya know what I mean.
     
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    for his time, he was very good.

    And that is all you can ask of someone.
     
  9. None of those guys would do very well today

    It's a silly discussion to even have
     
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    Rampage beat hendo. Don't prolong the inevitable!
     
  11. PolarBearPaulVarelans

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    If Jerry Bohlander wasn't at the Lion's Den, a horrendous camp that ruined countless exceptional talents, he might well be remembered in the same breath as Pat Miletich or Frank Shamrock.

    He was exceptionally talented for his time; a guy who had wrestling, submissions, and could even strike a fair amount, for the time.

    I actually believe it when people from the Lion's Den (not just Ken, but Pete Williams and others) state that Bohlander was more talented than Frank Shamrock. Frank wasn't very good or successful when he was at the Lion's Den.

    Then, he leaves, forms The Alliance, trains properly, expands his skills, and becomes an all-time legend who can't lose.
     
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    I remember at UFC 8 when you beat up that Brazilian, and then Bohlander won his match although he got his ass whooped in most of it, and then you 2 were supposed to meet in the semi-final but you had to pull out because of the intense heat in that arena, they were trying to ice you but you had only just previously come out of hibernation in your den in the arctic circle.

    You would have killed Bohlander and ripped him to shreds, and then beat Frye in the final for sure. I still believe UFC deliberately made you fight in Puerto Rico because they knew you would melt as Polar Bears live in the ice, they wanted Frye to be their new "face".

    God bless the mighty Polar Bear, largest land carnivore on earth.
     
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    I heard stories from ex Lion's Den fighters back in the day basically saying that Ken would come in to the gym after Jerry would be training all day and was exhausted and beat on him, but would never train with him when he was fresh.
     

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