Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Dedicado, Jul 5, 2005.
Who's the greatest American grappler? IM(Humble)O it's gotta be Jeff Monson. Wadda youse think?
America includes North, Central and South American countries too, so you have to consider the Brazilians as well. hehe. Monson has an incredible record in grappling. Forget calling him one of the best Americans, he is at the top worldwide although he doesnt get too many tap outs. David Terrell, Dean Lister, I'm sure others will add to the list.
Sorry, I should've specified U.S. of American. There are so many great Brazilians it would be endless debate on who's the greatest. I wanted to see who people thought represented U.S. the way Royler represents Bresil.
adcc absolut champion and super fight winner... I would say dean lister, but I'm portuguese...
hawaii is technically part of america, so bj penn is up there too. i beleive he's still the only american to win mundial at blackbelt.
BJ Penn, Dean Lister
no gi= Dean lister
we are talking about accomplishments here
bj penn is good... But i hate the guys attitude in mma.
Dean lister is really good - very respectable, very intelligent.
lots of gppd guys to choose, Lister, Penn, Terrell, Laimon
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Renzo Gracie > MATT SERRA
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Renzo Gracie > SEAN ALVAREZ
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Renzo Gracie > RICARDO ALMEIDA
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Cesar Gracie > DAVID TERRELL
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Fabio Santos > DEAN LISTER
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > BJ PENN
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo Liborio > JEFF MONSON
That took way too much effort.
Dean Lister is a fantastic grappler and gets my vote.
its obvious why I agree with those choices
http://www.nhbfights.com/v2/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=93 This might help you decide
I think Bam-Bam Bigelo is the greatest ever.
I actually don't think that monson's strenght comes from liborio... it's good to learn how to avoid being sub'ed, but it is his takedowns that make him win fights
yeah mosnson ain't the most technical out there, but his build and defence makes him good in points based matches
Gi, probably me.
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