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What’s up with Burns taking down and controlling Wonderboy?

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  1. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Black Belt

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    I don’t think Gilbert was known for his wrestling.

    And Wonderboy is usually really good at distance and not being controlled.

    Did he just get old?

    Prime Woodley wasn’t able to keep him down on the ground like that.
     
  2. MetaIIica White Belt

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    He was scared to lose
     
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  3. CorninginChristianburg Purple Belt

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    Prime Woodley rarely wrestled. Woodley basically ceased to use his offensive wrestling entirely once he joined the UFC from strikeforce.

    Burns is at one of the best wrestling gyms in the world, Sanford MMA, imo 2nd best to ATT Coconut Creek. So the fact that he's learned good wrestling technique is not surprising. This was always going to be a weakness of Wonderboy's, the fact that he generally hasn't been given matchups that would expose it, not his fault but also doesn't mean it didn't exist.
     
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  4. koquerelle Silver Belt

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    Look at interviews. He wanted to be cautious. Nothing wrong with that unless you're Dana.
     
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  5. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    Gilbert is a bronze medalist in submission wrestling. It's still better than kempo Karate bullshit
     
  6. TJ Dillashank Purple Belt

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    Maybe but Burns is a multiple-time BJJ world champ so despite the style difference he will still control anyone he wants.
     
  7. sampuncher Red Belt

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    Erm, Burns is pretty good on the ground TS, it makes a lot of sense.
     
  8. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    It was beautiful to see. It's too much striking these days
     
  9. iwantgsp Orange Belt

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    He is big and is a panic wrestler, nothing weird with that performance.
     

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