Tallest guy with good ground game?

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  1. wallsac

    wallsac Orange Belt

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    Who is the tallest guy out there- either in ADCC or MMA or just straight BJJ competitions- who has a really good ground game. I just went to a BJJ class for the first time in years (I had about 6 weeks of training about 2 years ago) and obviously got my ass kicked all night.
    I'm 6'6" and would like to see video of a really tall guy and how he works his BJJ.
    Any people that come to mind?
     
  2. mogway

    mogway Blue Belt

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    Pe de pano, werdum, Minotauro, Jon Olav einemo.... there are so many that are ver 6' 4''
     
  3. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    roger
     
  4. Dedicado

    Dedicado Machetero

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    Ya, Pano and Werdum are really tall. How tall is Jacare? He is taller than I am that's for sure. Being tall can give you and advantage in putting on the tri-angle, I roll with a guy 6'2" his legs are so long he can triangle me without having to reach for his foot.
     
  5. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    Ricco is a big guy too
     
  6. sakufan

    sakufan Purple Belt

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    The best competitor in the grappling circuit right now is a 6'4" dude named Roger Gracie.
     
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    RedAger Amateur Fighter

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    allistair overeems ground game seems pretty good, but as others have said theres roger gracie
     
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    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    If you could possibly get Roger Gracie's game down... you'd be a force.

    Pe de Pano is about 6' 4". I'm 6'2" and when I stood next to the guy he was taller than me by about 2 inches or so. However, his game is a small man's game (cross guard and some de la riva guard). Not exactly your prototypical big man's game.
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    pe de pano, Roger gracie.
     
  10. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Giant Silva trained BJJ a bit. (ok, his jiu-jitsu bites)
     
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    serima Green Belt

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    werdum
     
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    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    Roger Gracie
     
  13. ahab

    ahab Eater of small villages.

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    6'8" Ricardo Morais was a champ in ADCC at least once. He kept a low profile though.
     
  14. sakufan

    sakufan Purple Belt

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    Ricardo Morais ADCC champ? This is news to me................
     
  15. mmapwnz

    mmapwnz Asian Snatch Belt

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    Rogerio Nogeria
     
  16. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Roger Gracie, Rodrigo Nogueira, Fabricio Werdum.

    How tall is Jeff Monson? He won the Over 99KG category at the ADCC this year.
     
  17. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, Morais never won.
     
  18. ahab

    ahab Eater of small villages.

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    *scratches head* I could've sworn that he did. ADCC's site actually makes some sence now... and yeah, he never won. He made it to the semi finals more than once.
     
  19. Sauron

    Sauron Red Belt

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    monson is 6" i think, he's not really that tall
     
  20. spiderguardman

    spiderguardman Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    monson really ain't that good either, stalling 101 is his game
     

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