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Why doesn't Catch Wrestling get cred??

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by PRIDE_DREAM_RIZIN, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. PRIDE_DREAM_RIZIN Blue Belt

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    everytime I tune into the UFC hype machine Joe Rogan and company always have there head up the Gracie's and BJJ arse. If Maeda never went to Brazil to teach Catch the Gracie's would have never been relevant. Where is the respect for Billy Robinson and Karl Gotch? Catch has proved to be superior to BJJ! Saku vs Rocye, Barnett vs Gracie etc.
     
  2. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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  3. PRIDE_DREAM_RIZIN Blue Belt

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    All we hear about is.. his BJJ is world class etc. Its time for people to understand the strong style
     
  4. freakyfarley Adam Farley inc.

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    Yeah!!! you tell em
     
  5. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Catch is slowly dying. Really unfortunate. Actually almost dead. Where the hell can you learn catch nowadays besides instructional DVDs?
     
  6. DIABOLUS Banned Banned

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    WTF is catch anyway? It all looks the same to me.
     
  7. freakyfarley Adam Farley inc.

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    True.
     
  8. Lanx 房仕龍 Banned

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    B/C Rogan belongs to the school of "I AM PUSSY"
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    Remember that one time his stupid friend sorta almost maybe beat a Gracie?

    But nope, Gracies are still "great", yea right
     
  9. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    In a nutshell, wrestling with submissions. It's a little more to it then that though. A lot of chokes and leg locks.
     
  10. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Arm instantaneously broken
     
  11. Hardkore Titanium Belt

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    BNB, wasn't Billy Robinson a Brit? How come Catch wrestling never really caught on in England and why are so many Brits weak in wrestling in general?
     
  12. Roidiculisp Felching Belt Platinum Member

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    Because Jared Rosholt is such an exciting example of the art. Woo. Hoo.
     
  13. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    They really like boxing and are too civilized to roll around on mats trying to make someone else say cheerio?
     
  14. IngenuityGap Brown Belt

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    I'm sorry, is this 10 years ago? I feel like this is a thread I would have been reading when I was first lurking on the forums. As for the "hype machine" and promoting BJJ, that is obvious. Between BJJ and Catch Wrestling which has more practitioners and schools? Which is more easily recognizable to the layman?
     
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    What about luta libre? Is it the most least recognizable?
     
  16. cmitchell Blue Belt

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    Know that rule where if a BJJ specialist has ur back ur all but screwed? That rule didn't apply to Saku. Most often he was most dangerous when his back was taken. Case in point, the Renzo fight.
     
  17. Codpiece Not afraid to care

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    Small joint manipulation too - 'catch as catch can' basically meant anything goes. It's actually a pretty 'dirty' style of fighting. Break fingers and stuff...
     
  18. Hardkore Titanium Belt

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    Didn't it start off in wrestling matches in traveling carnivals that went to town to town challenging the local tough guys?
     
  19. Slapchoppin Black Belt

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    to be fair his friend did tap that Gracie the first time they were against each other
     
  20. Codpiece Not afraid to care

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    That's my understanding. How would you be, fighting one of those guys and having your fingers broken...
     

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