Who's the best TMA style striker in The UFC/MMA?

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  1. Jack Handy jr

    Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    Last night Wonderboy reminded me of my pre teen point karate matches. with that horse shoe stance and arms at the waist. I was anticipating a reverse punch followed by a KIAAAHH!. any way do you see Wonderboy's striking style getting past some one with legit Muay Thai?

    I look at Wand VS Cung le

    Shogun VS Machida

    RDA vs Pettis

    and Beniel Dariush vs Cruickshank.

    as guys with legit MT beating guys that are legit TMA style strikers. feel free to argue sadly im at work on SB sunday and welcome the debate.

    and who's the best TMA striker (Karate,TKD,Kung Fu,) out of

    Michael Venom Paige

    Cung Le

    Daron Cruickshank

    Wonderboy

    Machida

    and Anthony Pettis?
     
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    Psychedelic Red Belt

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    Machida.

    Wonderboy.

    McGOAT to an extent.

    Prime Akiyama's judo takedows pretty awesome.
     
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    Big_Chief_Stove Silver Belt

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    I hate that term. Boxing and Wrestling are the oldest and most traditional of all martial arts.
     
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    that's what I was going to say.
     
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    Cung Le is Sanshou.

    The best TMA strikers in my opinion are:

    Stephen Thompson

    Machida

    Cung Le

    Pettis

    The best Muay Thai fighters are:

    Raphael Dos Anjos

    Jose Aldo
     
  8. Jack Handy jr

    Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    Is Conor's base Karate or TKD?
     
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    Thompson or Machida
     
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    So "TMA" are those martial arts that became popular through those old movies, like those with Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, the Karate Kid and etc?
     
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    What does TMA mean?
     
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    Pretty much.
     
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    Traditional Martial Arts
     
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    Boxing and wrestling are probably the most ancient (and traditional) MA.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    yeah but most people when asked to define "martial arts" western boxing and Greco freestly,folk,catch wrestling isn't going to be their answer, cmong you know that.

    and even though we are all educated in the disciplines that make up MMA. id' wager to say that 50% of MMA practitioners or fans on this site wouldn't consider Boxing or wrestling "Martial Arts" for Martial Arts is generally considered a wholly encompassing term or name for fighting styles that originated in Asia.

    though by the strict definition of MA yes you are correct Boxing and wrestling fall into that definition.
     
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    Amateur boxing.
     
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    Machida
    Thompson
    Pettis
    Barboza

    But give Paige some time and maybe he can join the above
     
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    But you called them "traditional martial arts". From what you are saying they are known as "martial arts". I honestly always thought of boxing as a martial art, wrestling, not so much. First time I've heard of this discernment and the use of "traditional" to describe asian martial arts that apparently do not include Muay Thai, which is also asian.

    You know, at this point all martial arts have became combat sports anyway. Take Judo for example, the Judo that is taught today is definitely not the same that Jigoro Kano developed back in the beginning of the 20th century, what he did back then was solely focused on self defense.
    It has shifted it's focus since it was included in the Olympic games and other Judo specific competitions and lost a bit of it's "martial" traits.

    All martial arts have gone through similar developments.
     
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    Jack Handy jr Silver Belt

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    wow lol the heavies never fail to disappoint so to the heuristic stalwarts of the definition of "martial arts" (that's you there skippy) which had nothing to do with the original question mind you and what constitutes said descriptor...... you win brah.

    so who's the best TKD,Karate, or Kung fu based fighter in MMA?
     

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