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Paul Craig has yet to receive his black belt (update : awarded his black belt by his coach)

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Deadwing88, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Deadwing88 Thick as a Brick.

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    “I enjoy being on my back and this opponent was kind of the same for us,” Craig said. “His striking was very, very wild. He was very good at wrestling and that resulted in him taking me down. I am a brown belt in jiu-jitsu, but belts don’t really matter in MMA.”

    https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/29/ufc-fight-island-3-paul-craig-interview/

    And he's training out of some random MMA gym in Scotland.. the threat of his BJJ is crazy considering.
     
  2. HumanSadness Blue Belt

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    It was awesome watching Craig wreck Hill while on his back.
     
  3. TheGreatA Gold Belt

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    He just goes for it. Very few fighters do.
     
  4. Yep Brown Belt

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    This brown belt would’ve subbed Shields for sure
     
  5. Pierced7681 Red Belt

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    I think Cerrone still has the best guard in mma, but Craig is legit and could surpass him in time.
     
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    hahahahah
     
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    Bravo
     
  8. Zimo Black Belt

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    Random Mma gym eh?
     
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    He's the same belt as Brittney Elkin.
     
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  10. Deadwing88 Thick as a Brick.

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    Let me rephrase it..

    A gym not exactly known for its BJJ practitioners.

    Craig is a real pioneer in that field for Scottish MMA.
     
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  11. gaffbyknees2 Brown Belt

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    What year do you think it is?
     
  12. Pierced7681 Red Belt

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    I know you haven’t watched much of Cerrone’s career considering you’re 2016 join date, but go read his fight finder page and count the submission wins from guard.
     
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  13. gaffbyknees2 Brown Belt

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    2016 was my 3rd or 4th banned account lol I watched him back in wec as well. I agree amazing guard but not anymore. Can't say he still has the best guard. Just simply not true imo.
     
  14. Pierced7681 Red Belt

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    fair enough, I’m definitely looking back at his accomplishments in hindsight
     
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  15. johndhi If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.

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    top guards historically: werdum, paul sass

    top guards today: I don't know... ryan hall?
     
  16. Deadwing88 Thick as a Brick.

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  17. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Love watching this guy pull guard in the octogan like it’s 1994
     
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    As it should be.
    Black belts in some gyms seem to be given out as candies. Every second guy in the UFC seems to be a black belt and can't offer shit on the ground.
    With that being said, you can get the belt via rolling in GI so GI vs no GI makes a huge difference. With that being said 2, some guys can't do shit to save their lives. Just go to full guard and pray.
     
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    With 13 submissions and no decisions on his win record Paul Craig definitely deserves it, he certainly isnt a lay n pray guy.
     
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    Because you're not a real fan if you haven't been on SD most of your life, right?

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