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If wrestlers make the best mma fighters

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by abedm, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. abedm Yellow Belt

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    Then why are there not more olympic wrestlers in the ufc?
     
  2. Substance Abuse Beer Snob Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Not everyone likes getting punched in the face for a living.
     
  3. mst-dot Brown Belt

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    Because they're busy training for the Olympics competing in the Olympics and then they get old and are burned out and uninterested in taking up mma.

    If askren Cormier etc had medals they would never have taken up mma.
     
  4. khabib time Banned Banned

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    Cejudo? Speaking of Henry, does he even fight anymore?
     
  5. mst-dot Brown Belt

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    Yes but he won gold in 2008 and continued wrestling imagine what he could have done if he had transfer to mma in 2009. Wrestling was his priority
     
  6. abedm Yellow Belt

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    Wouldnt olympic medalist transition and make more money in the ufc. Wouldn't they take over ufc
     
  7. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    not sure if serious lol henry cejudo ben askren daniel cormier sara mcmahon yoel romero ect
     
  8. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    also if u wen to Olympics or won it that basically guarantees you a good job for life thats why jordan burroughs didnt go to mma cause he makes tons cash just doin wrestling coaching cant blame him as much as i wanted to see him in mma u cant blame dude at al for it
     
  9. abedm Yellow Belt

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    These guys are hyper competative its like a crack addiction, makes them good, fame is addictive and being a famous athlete is what millions of kids strive for.
     
  10. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    ud think that.but i promise you.. most guys especially if they did 2 Olympic stints are so fucken exhausted after they dont even wana see another wrestling room
     
  11. jpak Blue Belt

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    There are a few in the ufc, but it seems like your trying to build an argument that wrestlers don’t make the best mma fighters. But your acting as if all these Olympic wrestlers are trying but cant make it in the ufc, but really very few do, most have already beaten their bodies up pretty bad, and can make just as much or more money than they’d make fighting through other avenues. In terms of Americans a lot also have a college education.
     
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    Almost no Olympic champs, wrestlers or judoka move to MMA in their primes. Those years are spent trying to win the most prestigious titles of all.
     
  13. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    exactly also lets say they quit wrestling in prime lol tis gonna at least take 4 t 5 years to get to true ufc level if they arnt a hw
     
  14. Fluffernutter Gold Belt

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    Because Olympic wrestlers make decent money now.
     
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    A lot of them have real university degrees (ie not just sport scholarships taking basket weaving classes). Your average engineer or doctor makes more in a lifetime than your average UFC fighter (in fact, often more even on a year-to-year basis). The UFC pays the top guys very well, but the average salary is low compared to what a good job will give you. And you don't get punched in the face on a regular basis as an engineer or doctor.
     
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    Do a lot of the elite folkstyle wrestlers end up doctors?
     
  17. Daniel Fox Green Belt

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    Forget about Doctors, and engineers, most UFC fighters do not make much money, only a handful do, and their careers are very short. Your average factory worker over a 30 year career will make more money that a high percentage of UFC fighters.
     
  18. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    they make more than u think friend mine fought 3 times in 2010 and made almost 1 mill that year
     
  19. Daniel Fox Green Belt

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    I have known and spoken to two top ten fighters in their weight division, both of them told me the standard pay is $5000 to show $5000 if you win. Reebok kills their sponsorship. Most make very little.
     
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    2010 was a whole different game. They had sponsors. There was money that you weren't seeing. Nowadays money you see disclosed to fighters is pretty much it.
     

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