Kazushi Sakuraba is one of the GOATS

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  1. wrestlefan Green Belt

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    Just wondering who will agree with me on this. Been on sherdog for a while so I was just wondering if he was still considered to be up there.

    Still a godlike singleleg takedown. Could hit it on almost anyone in MMA.
     
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  2. tehMoose Black Belt

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    For sure. War Saku!

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    One of the key figures in the history of the sport, and at one time a P4P elite fighter.
     
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    Probably one of the best grapplers with a sense of flow of where his opponent would go that I've seen, since Khabib.
     
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    Who, this guy?[​IMG]
     
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    He was awesome for his skills, fearlessness, and charisma.
     
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    Ehh. Important but in the grand scheme of things and some iconic fights and stuff but... very quickly was surpassed.
     
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    Even in Pride (w/ kicking downed opponents) he also had a mean ankle-pick, and was also really good at "dodging" around on the ground after a failed takedown attempt and *not* getting kicked/kneed. And haha, his gnp was pretty weak, but he was aggressive and exciting with it. I miss him/his style.
     
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    Everyone is a GOAT these days, so why the hell not.
     
  12. Through The Looking Glass Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Love Saku, Legend.

    I think some of his fights were fixed though. That is just my opinion.
     
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    he is a goat and legend along with fedor
     
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    Yes he is
     
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    He’s a legend, not a goat though.
     
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    Insane fighter. Understandable that he's so beloved.

    I understand the reasoning behind not wanting to move up and fight much bigger guys than oneself, but at the same time i respect Sakuraba a lot for doing that, win or loss.
     
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    I mean, yeah. Having world-class wrestling and dynamic, aggressive and also world-class submission offense is exceedingly rare. And being able to employ those skills effectively against guys 2-3 weight classes heavier than you on a regular basis is even more rare. Rarest of all is being able to still go to draws with the best grapplers in the world after a brutal MMA career and a lifetime of professional wrestling wear at over 50.
     
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    I do believe he was the #1 pound for pound fighter at one point in his career

    And that's currently what Jones/Khabib are after
     
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