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Sonnen: Judo isn't effective in MMA

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  1. Lord Ashley Barnes Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

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    What's your opinion? Fedor was a Judoka who is highly successful in MMA, but then his main background is combat Sambo not Judo. So I don't know he can be the answer to Chael.

    What do you think?
     
  2. CodCommando Brown Belt

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    I'm really glad Sonnen doesn't work directly with the UFC or on their PPVs. He's gotten everything wrong for about 2 years straight and this is another one to his long list of 'I guess I was wrong'...
     
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  3. Oachkazl Orange Belt

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    Judo is good, it is just not sufficient.
     
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    She's really the only fighter to ever have continued success using it as a base.
     
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    It's true. To be effective it requires good grips and in Judo grabbing a leg is illegal so any takedown is banned. You may hit a basic bitch hip toss on a housewife, but real fighters don't fall for that shit.
     
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    If your idea of Judo comes from Austin Powers perhaps, in reality there was almost zero judo on display from Rousey.
     
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    He would know

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  8. Valhoven Heart in '96 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The sport lives up to its name.
     
  9. Alphafail Brown Belt

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    Pretty hilarious coming from a guy who made a career out of getting submitted lol.
     
  10. heinjan White Belt

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    Greco Roman wrestlers are not allowed to grab legs either but they can be very effective in MMA. And judo has more techniques than only a hip toss.
     
  11. andy9432 Purple Belt

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    Wrestling>Judo
     
  12. Coolidge Banned Banned

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    I agree with whatever Chael says.
     
  13. SexyBaroni Brown Belt

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    Maia is a beast, but he's a BJJ mastre first, who adds judo, wrestling , maybe even sambo to his arsenal.
     
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    TS, did you know Antônio Rogério Nogueira once tried to feed a bus a carrot?, it sounds fucking ridiculous but it really happened. You got Chael trolled, welcome to the club.
     
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    That was a classic sasae tsurikomi ashi
     
  16. Bumblebeef Black Belt

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    MMA means Mixed Martial Arts and Judo techniques can used as well.

    MMA doesnt mean only mix up BJJ with Kickboxing.
     
  17. SexyBaroni Brown Belt

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    Hidehiko Yoshido (Olimpic Gold) was ok in Pride.
    Most of his losses came against big HW with him being 5.11 220 pounds.
    Well, they liked greak shows there, lol/

    Kaz Nakamura was ok as well.

    Sexyama is judoka is well, but was mainly striking.

    As for Fedor - Combat Sambo, bro. Much more well rounded and powerfull MA.
    He did some judo matches, but judo was just an add-on to his style.
     
  18. moreorless87 Straba

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    Nope he started out as a Judoka and not even a very high level one, that's the technique he used to toss Chael.

    Lets be realistic Sonnen just plays up a character to get attension of nationalistic dimwits, I doubt he believes the majority of what he says.
     
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    You just proved his point.
     
  20. SexyBaroni Brown Belt

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    Perhaps, but would he be as effective without BJJ?
    Really doubt that.

    Although i agree that pure BJJ works weakly in MMA as well ( see Dean Lister, , fighters usually need wrestling, sambo, judo, to impose their grappling, cause everybody has TDD nowadays.
     

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