Other than GSP...

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  1. MajJ

    MajJ Banned Banned

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    Which fighters began as strikers but turned into grapplers?

    GSP is the only one who comes to my mind but he already had good wrestling and BJJ
     
  2. Perrichet

    Perrichet Emery is a fraud

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    GSP was never predominantly a striker
     
  3. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    I don't recall many.....although there are many more that are the other way around.
     
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  5. JustinvR

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    Kongo, sort of.
     
  6. MajJ

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    I thought his base was karate?

    Obviously he had great grappling but he was a striker then moved towards grappling more... he always showed a high fight IQ in any case and was very very well rounded
     
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    Haha I almost made the same thread, but I just made the wrestler turned striker one, and thought people would complain. Gsp would've been my example as well.
     
  8. MajJ

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    Ahhhh good one, forgot about him
     
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    still talking about this eh?
     
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    pclanadmin2 SFA3 Belt

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    this is a very good question. i sure as hell can't think of one.
     
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  12. MajJ

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    haha should have made it bro, who gives a fuck if sherdoggers complain
     
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    Good one, at 168 his grappling was top notch against Gamburyan (pity he pissed hot after it though).
     
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    His grappling was on point against Swanson too, in the first round at least.
     
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    He trained Karate as a kid/teenager and listed his style as karate, but if you look at even his earliest fights he was mostly a grappler.
     
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    maybe Bisping, i guess?
     
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    Best answer - many people didn't even know Carmont is/was a kickboxer
     
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    He was once, when he was just a karate guy, he then turn into mma and learn how to wrestle, but he was never a collegue wrestler. I mean that's what TS is refering to
     
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    I know benson did some tkd but he wrestled in college too didn't he?
     

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