Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by Gregoire1, Aug 6, 2016.
Unified rules, openweight, both at their peaks, who would win more often?
karelin by planet smash.
I have Karelin winning -- would adjust better to competing in MMA context due to not relying on a gi. It would be a sweet match up though. Karelin wouldn't be able to exploit Riner in ways that others would though as he was a greco wrestler which is a very restrictive style compared to freestyle.
Prime Karelin would be the GOAT in MMA
Not really under USADA testing rules.
free teh juice
Teddy Riner, better submission skills and use of legs etc.
I have to think Riner would sub him
They would both need a while to adjust getting hit. The winner is the best at that. Riner, I could see him getting a submission.
the real winner would be the fans when both athletes get suspended
Karelin win the grappling part
Who will be better in the strking game is impossible to say
karelin had a mma style fight and it was awful, remember hearing it was fixed, but even as an exhibition then, it wasnt imressive.
Karelin by multiple suplexes
Lol rinner by sub easy
It was't impressive because Karelin had to be careful not to kill his opponent even if it wasn't a real fight.