UFC Champs=Best TDD

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  1. kpxl1023

    kpxl1023 Green Belt

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    I was just thinking about it and the best fighters in the world rarely get put on their backs, if ever. To remain a UFC champ I think you have to have stellar TDD
     
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    The fact is that the UFC champions are the most well rounded fighters in each div
     
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    Also not getting punched in the face a lot seems to be a decisive factor...
     
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    ps Silva was spent rounds and rounds on his back... and won.
     
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    In one fight, hardly a good sample size.
     
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    Aldo has the most proven followed by GSP and then JDS. Bones appears to have good tdd, but he's only had like 2 attempts on him.

    Cruz and MM are obviously good, but I haven't seen enough of them.

    Part of Anderson's strategy seems to be fighting off his back at times and he looks comfortable there, but his tdd is the weakest of the champs. Butbhe looked way way better in Sonnen 2.
     
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    GSP's TDD is hardly the best in the division
     
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    lol he has like a 90% tdd and thats hardly the best? get real guys thats just ahte straight out.
     
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    Aldo has the best TDD
     
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    I remember in the commentary goldie claimed Anderson had either the second or third best takedown defense in middleweight history,and when he is on his back he looks comfortable there so i agree the champions are generally the guy who can dictate were they want the fight .
     
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    He doesn't get to show it off much...he's too busy taking the other guy down.
     
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    lol isn't GSP like second or third for all time highest TDD in the UFC period?

    Course no one's even come close to Jones.
     
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    I agree with this statement all the champs have incredible tdd except silva. His tdd is good but nothing special IMO. It's certainly improved but he was taken down immediately by sonnen and managed to defend one lazy shot a mile away by cheal in the second round.
     
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    It's not just one fight he was on his back in the Hendo fight, and the Travis Lutter fight as well. Silva can be taken down but is very comfortable there and onbiously good off his back. I he fights Weidman I'm sure he will spend time on his back again but he will also find a way to win like he always does.
     
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    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    What? It is up there with anyone's in the division with maybe the most top wrestlers.
     
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    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Bendo's TDD isn't amazing. It is good but not amazing. Silva is in a similar boat. MM's was a bit of a problem at BW and against McCall in the first fight but it looks like he corrected that as he outwrestler Benavidez in his last fight.
     
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    Anderson doesn't have good tdd? Whaaat? He got surprised in one fight and it was Sonnen who is great at takedowns. That's like saying Chuck has bad tdd cause Randy took him down. Other than those fights the two are beast at tdd.
    Gsp never stays down for long if he does get taken down, Condit reversed him and gsp waited for the pass to hop up again.
     
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    Primarily because of the 3 minute short grab
     
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    Don't be purposely dumb. Sonnen went for at least 2 takedowns and tried a hip toss against Silva after the shorts grab and failed all of them.
     
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    as a general rule, the champs are usuallly the most well rounded
     

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