Media Top 5 wrestlers in UFC history according to Ben Askren

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by mhyh92, May 14, 2019.

  1. SKITZADACTYL

    SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2013
    Messages:
    21,313
    Likes Received:
    30,912
    for sure switch out edgar with someone else.
     
  2. Aerosol

    Aerosol Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    628
    Couture needs to be in there
    I’d painfully exchange him for Frankie
     
  3. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Geodor GemeSianenPo

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    10,138
    Likes Received:
    4,271
    Lie.
     
    ScoopSubMMA likes this.
  4. Airdack

    Airdack Tiramisu can't melt steel pipes.

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    3,216
    Likes Received:
    5,800
    Location:
    sandbagging beginner bjj classes
    GSP got armbarred by Hughes and taken down a few times in his career. To be fair GSP fought way better wrestlers then Khabib but Khabibs grappling has seemed better. Very different TD styles though, GSP is much more explosive when Khabib either drags guys down from low singles or uses his great cage takedowns.

    GSP is more impressive when you weigh in that he had no formal wrestling experience and became a top 5 wrestler. I’d put Cormier above him imo though. Besides roided Jon (which he took down in the 5th round) DC has outgrappled much larger guys including world class grapplers.
     
  5. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    26,801
    Likes Received:
    33,441
    Like?
     
  6. chinarice

    chinarice Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    21,109
    Likes Received:
    26,614
    Location:
    Sometimes I like to fart in the tub
    Well no it isn't because who has he beat in MMA that was a great wrestler?

    GSP is better than everyone on your list...... lol
     
  7. sherdogwantedtonamemekiki

    sherdogwantedtonamemekiki Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    1,186
    Suprised he didn't put Woodley on that list.
     
  8. SKITZADACTYL

    SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2013
    Messages:
    21,313
    Likes Received:
    30,912
    cejudo?

    jones?

    usman?

    yoel?

    prime koscheck?

    etc etc, theres a bunch of guys who should be there instead of edgar tbh. not really gonna argue it though, cause it's just askren's personal list so it's whatever.
     
    JRY82 likes this.
  9. JRY82

    JRY82 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,762
    Likes Received:
    532
    Location:
    Middletown,Ohio
    GSP
    Jones
    Khabib
    DC
    Hughes
     
  10. PalmStrike

    PalmStrike Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Messages:
    1,687
    Likes Received:
    2,791
    I feel like a lot of guys should be on this list instead of the guys on this list...


    Where are the old school guys like Coleman, Handy, Erickson, Kerr and Randleman?
     
    gono btw likes this.
  11. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    26,801
    Likes Received:
    33,441
    Frankie has done more with his wrestling in MMA than all of those guys except Jones, and Jones is a cheater. Actually, other than Bader and DC, Jones hasn't even had some wrestling competition at lhw.
     
  12. Shaddows

    Shaddows Steel Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2011
    Messages:
    26,644
    Likes Received:
    19,282
    Location:
    MA, USA
    I like his list, but I think it is a travesty to put DC below GSP.
    Yes, GSP had amazing takedowns, but DC is an olympian who also have great TD's but also have the better wrestling pedigree (when he is on top of you).
    As for Frankie.... I dunno. I think there were others who could go above him.
    My top 4 though would be Khabib, DC then GSP & Hughes (could make a case of Hughes above GSP - IN WRESTLING! GSP was better standing & Hughes had better ground game).
    Overall, not a bad pick.
     
  13. SKITZADACTYL

    SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2013
    Messages:
    21,313
    Likes Received:
    30,912
    wouldn't put frankie over any of those guys i listed personally, but i'm not gonna argue, it's all opinions.
     
  14. basedgodfedor

    basedgodfedor Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    6,317
    Likes Received:
    5,496
    Gsp is number one, Khabib hasn’t fought the credentialed wrestlers GSP has. And jones belongs here
     
  15. Redwood101

    Redwood101 White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    74
    Shocked that Jones isn't on this list. Covington should be considered, too.
     
  16. MMACroatia

    MMACroatia Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2014
    Messages:
    3,574
    Likes Received:
    4,503
    Have Edgar but not Jones
    What the fuck is this
    Edgar is barely top 10 if that at all.
     
  17. ijngf

    ijngf Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2019
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    157
    Romero: See you soon, boy.
     
  18. MMACroatia

    MMACroatia Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2014
    Messages:
    3,574
    Likes Received:
    4,503
    So did Jones and he got them all down.
    And that includes elite and Olympian like Cormier
     
  19. IronMan374

    IronMan374 Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    5,356
    Likes Received:
    5,633
    Fix the title of this thread. That's not what Ben said the list is about.
     
  20. MMACroatia

    MMACroatia Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2014
    Messages:
    3,574
    Likes Received:
    4,503
    Mendes got 2 on Aldo as well so saying only Edgar got 2 takedowns on Aldo is wrong.
    Yes Hendricks outwrestled him.
    Don't know was it you here who talked about wrestling not just being takedowns so correct me if i mistaken you for someone else,but Hendricks also got 3 too,one wasn't counted but it clearly was a trip in 4th round and he dominated GSP in the clinch winch is wrestling obviously as well.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.