Should Frankie beat Max, wrestlers will hold every belt for the first time ever

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  1. D 1 Wrestler

    D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    Featherweight has never had a wrestler as champ under the UFC
     
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  2. Fire Fist

    Fire Fist Yellow Belt

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    Whitaker isn’t a wrestler.
     
  3. Kvothe_the_kingkiller

    Kvothe_the_kingkiller Purple Belt

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    Couture & Frank Shamrock held both belts at the same time for a month in 1997/1998.

    Out-nit-pick that, bitches <Lmaoo>
     
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  4. D 1 Wrestler

    D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    He's a national champion wrestler

    Whittaker began competing in amateur freestyle wrestling tournaments in 2015, when he unexpectedly turned up to compete in the Australia Cup in Canberra. He won each of his three bouts.[65] It was also at the 2015 Australia Cup that Whittaker flagged the possibility of potentially representing Australia in Olympic or Commonwealth wrestling competitions.[66] He returned to the wrestling mat in May 2017 and claimed the Australian National Wrestling Championships gold medal in the 97 kg (213 lbs) division.[67] After winning the national championship, Whittaker entered Australia's 2018 Commonwealth Games 97 kg qualifying tournament in November 2017. He would once again claim first place in his division and in doing so qualified to represent Australia in the wrestling at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast,[68][69] the city in which he made his UFC debut. Following his qualification, Whittaker made it clear he would only compete in the Commonwealth Games if the event did not interfere with his UFC commitments.[70] It was confirmed in March 2018 that Whittaker would be one of eight Australians to compete in the Commonwealth Games wrestling competition in April 2018.[71] However, Whittaker was forced to withdraw from the Games less than three weeks from the event in order not to risk being stripped of his UFC championship title, as the UFC was concerned that an injury incurred during the Commonwealth Games would render him unable to compete for the middleweight championship at UFC 225 against Yoel Romero on 9 June 2018
     
  5. rear naked ankle pick

    rear naked ankle pick Orange Belt

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    Whittaker isnt a wrestler
     
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  6. Übermacht

    Übermacht ἅπαξ λεγόμενον

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    But You'll Romero is<21>
     
  7. D 1 Wrestler

    D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    see above, he's a national champion wrestler buddy
     
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  8. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    Nunes is a great wrestler. Same with Valentina...

    "Whitaker began competing in amateur freestyle wrestling tournaments in 2015"... that was 4 years ago. You telling me he began striking less than 4 years ago???
     
  9. D 1 Wrestler

    D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    he has clearly become a wrestler both in and out of the octagon

    also nobody is counting WMMA
     
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  10. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Brown Belt

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    Yep. You owned all the retards that think he's not a wrestler. I came here to say this but you were way more thorough.

    I wonder how many people came to this thread to say "But he's not a wrestler ..." and then read your post and stopped themselves.

    +1
     
  11. Hirashin

    Hirashin No for gay Jesus

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    Izzy and Masvidal will restore the balance
     
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  12. Fire Fist

    Fire Fist Yellow Belt

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    True but isn’t his main/Base discipline Karate?
    lol
     
  13. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    Where? in Australia?

    I heard the Egyptian hockey team is really good too.
     
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  14. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    Ok. So he is a striker who has learned wrestling. You're telling me that this is the first time in UFC history that all the champions have trained/competed in wrestling? Pretty interesting if true.
     
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    Joshuaace Geezer Belt

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    If Sambo was easy they would call it wrestling.
     
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    ritchest_eva Green Belt

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    Bobby Knuckles and Stylebender arent wrestlers
     
  17. Pacemaker Joe

    Pacemaker Joe Silver Belt

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    Couture, Tito, Menne and Hughes held the titles in 2001 as well.
     
  18. cooks1

    cooks1 No matter where you go-there you are Platinum Member

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    Not True:

    Jens Pulver
    Matt Hughes
    Dave Menne
    Tito Ortiz
    Randy Couture

    All wrestlers, all UFC champs in late 2001/very early 2002 (before Menne lost to Bustamante).

    Wrestlers have usually held a disproportionate percentage of the straps, and likely always will.
     
  19. Tap machine

    Tap machine washed out purple belt

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    125lb Ali Abdelaziz guy
    135lb Ali Abdelaziz guy
    145lb Ali Abdelaziz guy
    155lb Ali Abdelaziz guy
    170lb Ali Abdelaziz guy
     
  20. Frode Falch

    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    This is 2019. They are all MMA fighters. Not pure wrestlers.

    Askren was one of the very few with skills in just one area.
     
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