The UFC's 10 Most Effective/Greatest Strikers

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  1. KNM

    KNM Orange Belt

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    I know this subject has been talked about a lot, a lot a lot a lot but I just want to see if I can start a intelligent conversation.

    And there lies the problem. My definition of a great striker might very from someone else's. I might say "well if they can hit their opponent and shut down there game plan with out getting hit back that's a good striker."

    Someone else might say"man this guys knocks everybody out no matter how bad his opponent beats them up".

    Or we might all say "an early/late knock out shows most dominance."

    Brawler, counter puncher, tactician, Kickboxer, Thai fighters, who have been the most successful strikers in the UFC?
     
  2. Diet Otsuka

    Diet Otsuka Red Belt

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    Mighty Mouse doesn't get touched up that much.
     
  3. bloodyknuck

    bloodyknuck Green Belt

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    Just to name a few

    Pure Skill and some of my favorite to watch
    Anthony Pettis
    Anderson Silva
    Condit

    Damage without getting hit much
    GSP
    Mighty Mouse
    Dominic Cruz
    Edgar
    Aldo
    Cerrone

    KO Power
    Lawler
    Hendricks
    Dan Henderson
    Wanderlei Silva
    Chuck Liddell
    Fedor

    Fun to watch
    Nick Diaz
    Mike Brown

    My personal Favorite Striker is Pettis
     
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    CypressSid Blue Belt

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  5. The Pot

    The Pot You must've been high

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    In terms of greatest striker of all time its really hard to go past Anderson but guys like Machida, Dos Santos and Anthony Pettis surely have to be there. Vitor as well
     
  6. SamuraiofMexico

    SamuraiofMexico Jien-Cannon

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    Jake Shields
    Matt Riddle
    Keith Jardine
    Jon Fitch
    Chris Tsucherer
    Cody McKenzie
    Jacob Volkmann
    Brock Lesnar
    Leonard Garcia
     
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    you brought up effectiveness in comparison to technique, which is what it comes down to. Hendo is a good striker as far as effectiveness goes, as was Carwin, but aside from their power & chin, they don't have much.

    Then you have Overeem in contrast, a guy who's beaten a lot of good strikers and tends to outstrike everyone, but then gets KO'd. Getting that KO means you're better, but not more skilled. It's easier to make a list of MMA strikers based on effectiveness, but, imo, the Silva's, Overeem's, Page's and Gus' are where the best are.

    then there are a few that are both skilled and effective, like Pettis, Machida and Aldo. Those are the easiest to put on those lists.
     
  8. JudoThrowFiasco

    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Hmmm there's quite a few.

    Prime BJ was a great boxer.

    Right now I'd say a Dominic Cruz or Anthony Pettis. Those are two guys that no matter how hard you train for, can still make you like a complete amateur.

    Also, Jon Jones - bring on the flack but the guy has out struck some high-level strikers.
     
  9. TonyK

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    Anthony Njokuani has beautfiul technique and doesn't get mentioned as much as he should in these threads.
     
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    Watch Cerrone vs Nate Diaz
     
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    Anderson Silva
    Jose Aldo
    Anthony Pettis
    Jon Jones
    Shogun
     

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