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Who's Better in the Scramble Than Dan Henderson?

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  1. Ether13 Purple Belt

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    Hendo may not be your favorite fighter; in fact, some of you Zoomers may only know him as the guy who beat Bisping (twice), but he has some of the greatest victories while scrambling. These improvised moments are a testament to Dan's deviled fighting skills. Even as a shell of his former self, he was extremely dangerous in these sizzling situations. Who is else is harder to beat in the scramble? I challenge you to find someone better in that regard.

    Here are just a few examples of the competition Hendo has cracked:

    Fedor -- as your beloved Fedor was getting up, Hendo whisked him from behind and hatched a vicious, unexpected KO.

    Hector Lombard -- while Lombard was holding his leg, Hendo missed with a hard-boiled H-bomb, but on the recoil of his punch, he elbowed the shit out of him.

    Shogun -- Hendo straight up yolked Shogun after nearly being finished early on.

    Babalu -- after flipping around and avoiding upkicks, Hendo cracked him open with punches.

    Bisping 2 -- even though the victory was poached from ol' Dan, he had some ecstatic moments in the clinch, and battered Bisping's face.
     
  2. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    I see you forgot to add Shields.... ;) He also didn't scramble to well again Frank Shamrock in their late 90's sub grappling contest.

    But ya. He's always been solid.
     
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    Prolly Khabib or Maia tbh
     
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  4. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Ben Henderson and Urijah Faber are two of the best.
     
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    I can't think of a fighter with more spectacular KOs over great opponents in scrambles. Hendo hits really hard from really weird angles.
     
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    I think he means landing big shots in scrambles, not great grappling control in scrambles.
     
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    Pretty sure TS is talking about guys that get big KO wins in scrambles.
     
  8. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Mighty Mouse is the scramble GOAT imo.
     
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  9. dalegordon Purple Belt

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    Couldn't get up from anderson silva?
     
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    Tony seemed to thrive in the chaos and catch strange subs.
     
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    Benavidez/Cruz/Dillashaw are some of the best scramblers we've seen in MMA. When those guys get put on their back, they find a way up instantly.

    The way he executes stuff like this is just magic (go to 3:50):

     
  12. Ether13 Purple Belt

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    but im referring to fighters who have male heights
     
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  13. chiefwiggum Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    So many better scramberlers than Dan. Even Diego.
     
  14. TJH Exitium Green Belt

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    Beneil Dariush is pretty slick in scrambles


    I just came in to throw out a name nobody else has yet
     
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    Rampage and Chuck Liddel are better
     
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    Fran Tarkenton
     
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    old man chuck was a bad dude in close. Ask randy.
     
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    Tony has caught a few necks in scrambles and quick grappling exchanges over the years
     
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    I would say Nog would feature pretty highly depending on what you call a scamble, his subs over Mirko. Semmy, Sylvia, etc were all hit as they were trying to escape being on their backs.

    Mir as well of course, Nog, Lesnar, Sylvia, etc caught in those situations plus you can't ignore Aoki and Imanari.
     
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