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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Corey Kuropas, May 29, 2008.

  1. Corey Kuropas

    Corey Kuropas Banned Banned

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    Which grapplers do you think are the top 5 best grapplers of all time? I like to ask this questions cause of the varied responses of people. Must have 5 grapplers, in order to who you think is best. They can be from any grappling background including BJJ, Judo, Catch, Sambo, Wrestling, or Sub. Wrestling.
     
  2. Systemanoob**

    Systemanoob** Banned Banned

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    MMA
    1. Fedor
    2. Barnett
    3. Nogueira
    4. Arona
    5. GSP

    ADCC
    1. Jacare
    2. Garcia
    3. Gracie
    4. Monson
    5. Drysdale
     
  3. FLMikeATT

    FLMikeATT Purple Belt

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    I would probably change Ricco to GSP in your MMA category. GSP has been owning motherfuckers left and right with his incredible wrestling and good BJJ.
     
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    Systemanoob** Banned Banned

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    Your right actually. Changed.

    EDIT: Man now that I look back, I missed Penn and Filho plus alot more.
     
  5. ShogunOOORAH

    ShogunOOORAH Banned Banned

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    Jacare all around... I dont know why but I want to roll with him. Obviously I'd get my ass kicked, but who wouldn't?
     
  6. georgejjr

    georgejjr Black Belt

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    Roger Gracie :icon_chee

    I'd add in Karelin for top wrestler, and Yamashita for top judoka (though I'm too lazy to make top five lists for wrestling and judo).
     
  7. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Brown Belt

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    1. Rickson
    2. Marcelo
    3. Mifune
    4. Roger
    5. Jacare

    6. Penn!
     
  8. whipyourasstyle

    whipyourasstyle Exitus acta probat

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    As in any sport the best player/competitor NOW is the best of all time.

    You can't compare across generations because athletes are always getting bigger, stronger, smarter, etc.

    For example in the NFL you put Romo, Manning, or hell even Chad Pennington in as the starter for the broncos in the '88 superbowl and they would have scored 70+ points.
     
  9. damit2hell

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    GENKI SUDO!! least most entertaining
     
  10. FLMikeATT

    FLMikeATT Purple Belt

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    truth. The man has some serious grappling skill.
     
  11. Jiu-Jitsu Cop

    Jiu-Jitsu Cop Green Belt

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    Lets see #1 is me. There is no reason to even go to #2 as I only recognize myself. :)
     
  12. Bubble Boy

    Bubble Boy Black Belt

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    1. Blake Bowman
    2. Hayliks
    3. Frodo
    4. Judogido
    5. #1 Plumber
     
  13. The Colonel

    The Colonel Purple Belt

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    1. Rickson
    2. Jacare
    3. Marcello
    4. Karelin
    5. Kyuzo Mifune
    6. Saulo Ribeiro

    I had to put Saulo in there just because I think so highly of him, the guy is not only an incredible jiu-jitsu player, but I really think that if we're talking about teachers he's one of the best on the planet.

    Oh yeah, and call me a sucker but I really do believe that if you put Rickson in a sport jiu-jitsu competition with no time limits he could beat anybody on the planet.
     
  14. MIJO

    MIJO White Belt

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    here are my personal faves.

    kazushi sakuraba
    royce gracie
    rickson gracie
    casio werneck
    big nog
     
  15. GracieMMABarra

    GracieMMABarra Word.

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    No one has love for Rolls? He the reason BJJ even changed and adapted wrestling and other forms of Martial Arts.
     
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    Trickster*** Banned Banned

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    BJJ

    Rickson
    Machado
    Jacare
    Gurgel
    Marcelo Garcia
     
  17. TheGambler13

    TheGambler13 Green Belt

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    I like this list, maybe throw BJ in some where in the MMA section, not sure who I would take out though
     
  18. Ahad Mohamed

    Ahad Mohamed Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    all time ? from wrestling, bjj and judo?

    well i dont know judo but here goes

    Rickson Gracie
    Marcelo Garcia
    Alexander Karelin
    Rolls Gracie
     
  19. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    No mention of Terere?
     
  20. Old_Fogey

    Old_Fogey Cornish Bumpkin

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    No love for Demian Maia?
     

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