Orlando Sanchez?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by thewhiterooster, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. thewhiterooster

    thewhiterooster dana hates sunscreen

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    what's the deal with this guy? the only time I hear his name is when he comes out of hiding to compete and kick butt in Abu Dhabi. according to bjj heroes (I know, bjj heroes not totally accurate or complete), he's only competed in grappling 17 times. I'm just wondering what his story is. rare for someone to have so much talent on not compete much.
     
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  2. asian-glow

    asian-glow Orange Belt

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    My guess is that the talent pool isn't as deep at his weight class. With that said Orlando is a freak beast. He seems really strong and agile for a human fudgsicle.

    I'd be interested in hearing from people who've trained with him.
     
  3. yetanother

    yetanother Brown Belt

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    Maybe he knows that nobody wants to watch him?
     
  4. nefti

    nefti Red Belt

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    Think he wants to go into mma.
     
  5. Marfa

    Marfa Green Belt

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    Iirc, former wrestler, struggled with addiction, got out, started BJJ, won competitions; probably not in that order. One of his ADCC runs was shat on because he won every fight on points by stalling or something.
     
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  6. yetanother

    yetanother Brown Belt

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    He stalled his way to a win without scoring an points.
     
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  7. mattemate

    mattemate Brown Belt

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    I always think of Cyborg pulling guard, sweeping, backtaking and choking him in about 45 seconds at ADCC. It was a fantastic performance.
     
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  8. thewhiterooster

    thewhiterooster dana hates sunscreen

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    he actually fought mma between 2010-2015. 6 fights
     
  9. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    He's extremely dull, so he's not going to get invites to the pro events. ADCC is about his only chance to make $$$ as a competitor.
     
  10. EGDM

    EGDM Blue Belt

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    Not a lot of personal experience, but I've trained at his gym a couple times and know a number of his ex-students well. The collective take here seems pretty close to the mark.
     
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    INTERL0PER Brown Belt

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    There were A LOT of steroids in there somewhere too.
     
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    GJJNY Purple Belt

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    One of the most boring people to watch.

    Wins almost always on 2 points or an advantage.
     
  13. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    He did have one sub... but basically he sumo’d his way to gold....it was the worst adcc run ever, just matched with calasans run, which to my luck happened to be the same fucking year,... worst adcc ever
     
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    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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  15. Bluesbreaker

    Bluesbreaker Black Belt

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    HunterAcosta Purple Belt

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    Dudes boring as shit. That said he’d smash my 175 lb Brown belt ass to pieces on the mats or da streetz.
     
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  17. nefti

    nefti Red Belt

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    Him vs big mac would be the best sleepaid ever
     
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  18. dmwalking

    dmwalking Sapateiro Belt

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    Probably focusing on running his school. Then does ADCC for some extra dough and prestige.
     

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