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Most well rounded fighter in MMA history

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  1. Aegon Spengler Gold Belt

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    Who in your opinion is the most well rounded fighter in MMA history?

    Some contenders:

    Fedor:

    could strike, wrestle, submit people...Fedor could do everything and did it all better than anyone in his era.

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    GSP:

    Mixes it all together really well. Kickboxing, wrestling, grappling in general, pretty much all of it is off the charts.
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    Jon Jones:

    Can wrestle, grapple and strike with the best grapplers, strikers and wrestlers in MMA and fucking annihilates every one of them in every area. Great TDD as well. Makes it look easy, against the best of the best. It's unreal.

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    Benson Henderson:

    As we saw recently, he can grapple with BJJ black belts like Diaz and hold his own, he has solid striking and wrestling as well.
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    Thoughts?
     
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    Hate him but GSP. No holes in his game.
     
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    pat barry
     
  4. Phokuz Brown Belt

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    Fedor is the right answer. Good striking, good wrestling, good ground game...he's the most well rounded fighter ever imo.
     
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    GSP, Aldo and Jones
     
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    No. Decent striking. Didn't know he had wrestling. Great grappler. That doesn't equal most well rounded fighter in history.
     
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    Sadly it could be Jones.
     
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    Jon Jones has no holes in his game either and he crushes/finishes amazing fighters.
     
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    I don't think he's reached that level yet, but he will. His stand up could be better.
     
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    Fedor.

    Definitely the most exciting.
     
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    Didnt see this reply coming :icon_chee
     
  14. Kanster Guest

    Lulz.....
     
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    Not true, his submission game Isn't that great (I'm talking offensive).

    My vote goes to Jones.
     
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    Jon Jones is damn exciting too, and probably more well rounded. His wrestling and top game are better than Fedors IMO.
     
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    Fedor Emelianenko,

    Part of the reason why he is the GOAT Mixed Martial Artist is that he truly was the greatest mixed martial artist.

    If they had a dictionary with Mixed Martial Artist in it Fedor should be the definition.

    Outstruck Cro Cop,
    Beat Nog from his Guard
    Beat Coleman where he was most comfortable twice
    Out muscled Herring and ragdolled him like no one ever did

    Fedor is my answer and he was light years beyond his time.
     
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    Emelianenko Fedor
     
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    As for the OP, Pettis is far more well-rounded than Bendo
     
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    You chose some good candidates. IMO Frank Shamrock deserves a mention. I'd consider him one of them.
     

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