Which fighter has the greatest martial arts credentials?

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  1. PurpleDrank

    PurpleDrank Brown Belt

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    My vote goes for Anderson Silva

    BJJ Blackbelt
    Black belt in Judo
    5th Dan black belt in Taekwondo
    We all know how good his Muay Thai and Boxing are
    Also he's a yellow rope in Capoeira

    Who else is even close to having these accomplishments?
     
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    I really believe that 5th Dan black belt in Taekwondo is extremely questionable. If you read his book, it doesn't say ANYTHING about getting that high, it says how he practiced it in his youth for 'many years' , but when he switched to Muaythai, he was still 'young' enough so that his friends who trained in muaythai did not allow Anderson to watch them train because he was too young. If he was indeed 5th Dan in Taekwondo, it must be one of the greatest Mcdojo ever. I once knew a kid who was 3rd Dan in Taekwondo when he was 8 years old, so I guess it might be possible, who knows.

    And, I'm not so sure about that Judo either. HE does not EVEN MENTION about training in Judo in his book.
     
  5. berimBOWLoh

    berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

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    TKD is dominated by McDojo's.
     
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    FistofIce** Banned Banned

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    For me it's Fedor.

    Only guy who really competed at high level at two different martial arts, Sambo and Judo. He has better credentials in Judo than most in MMA, and best Sambo credentials in MMA.
     
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    Heisman >
     
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    its depends how you look at it. someone that has done well at a few or someone has mastered one?
     
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    Yoon Dong Sik, Nastula, Nakamura, Yoshida and Ogawa for judo
    Chael, Cormier, Coleman, Couture, Lindland and Randleman for wrestling
     
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    Martial arts?
     
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    wigglestick pess de gward Platinum Member

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    andersons wiki page lists him as like a black belt in everything, but seagal wins because hes also a FIGHTER and is a 7th degree in everything
     
  14. Malachai

    Malachai Facta Non Verba

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    I'd like to see Michael Jai White in the ring.

    Blackbelts in:

    Kyokushin Karate
    Shotokan Karate
    ITF TKD
    WTF TKD
    Kobudo
    Goju Ryu
    Tang Soo Do

    + years of Wu-Shu Kung Fu
     
  15. Presinator

    Presinator If Arnold were President, he would be...

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    Anybody can go out and collect black belts. Furthermore, if you've got a Judo black belt you can get a BJJ black belt with relative ease, and vice versa. You can earn a karate black belt from a shady school in a matter of weeks, and the same thing goes for Tae Kwon Do.

    Black Belt degrees often have more to do with politics/teaching/honor than any advancement in skill.

    The only credentials that really matter when you're talking about world-class martial arts are competition awards. It doesn't matter if you're a 5th degree BJJ black belt if you can't perform on the mat.
     
  16. runner32

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    Dana's brother has a black belt in WTF TKD?!
     
  17. deevlash

    deevlash Judoka

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    Bollocks.
     
  18. Jarnee

    Jarnee Blue Belt

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    Semmy schilt: Loads of mma, karate champ stuff and k1 king
     
  19. Presinator

    Presinator If Arnold were President, he would be...

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    Not at all... Not that I think there's anything special about a black belt anyway. There are too many crappy black belts out there.
     
  20. deevlash

    deevlash Judoka

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    sorry but it is bollocks. Itd be easier for a BJJ black belt to get a Judo one than vice versa but easy? No.
     

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