Wrestlers seem to be dominating MMA...

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  1. IamnotJonFitch

    IamnotJonFitch Green Belt

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    What do these fighters have in common:

    Cain
    Jones
    Weidman
    Hendricks
    Melendez NEXT CHAMP BROS
    Mendes NEXT CHAMP BROS
    TJ
    Mighty Mouse


    It's kinda nuts, it really seems like pulling dudes down and putting your chest on theirs/punching them repeatedly is kinda the best way to fight or something.

    Not the most romantic fighting style, wouldn't look good in movies like kung fu does but man.
     
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    The sport is always evolving but that's been the case for a while now. Not just the wrestling, but the threat of wrestling makes their striking more effective.
     
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    Like Joe says, they are the toughest mentally.
     
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    TJ didn't even win with wrestling dog. In fact the last time he used wrestling to win was almost 2 years ago.
     
  5. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    MMArtists seem to be dominating MMA.
     
  6. IamnotJonFitch

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    He's still a wrestler tho bro point still stands
     
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    Mendes the next champ? Aldo moving up?
     
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    Nah he's gassing in the 2nd
     
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    What do these three fighters have in common:

    Fedor, Anderson, GSP
     
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  10. IamnotJonFitch

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    Nothing more natural, wrestlers absorved jiu jitsu ages ago, now they're refining their striking and they're beating strikers in their own game. Their athleticism and willingness to learn new tricks is simply unbeatable. But don't forget about the russians though (which happens to be great wrestlers as well), because they're slowly making names for themselves.

    With that said
    Weidman and Mendes by KO/TKO
     
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    It goes round in cycles we have had dominant stand up champs as well as grapplers in recent times.

    It's mma, some of the "dominant" grapplers also have some of the best stand up in their divisions.
    Jones, Weidman last time I checked were not winning their fight by wrestling.

    In fact jones had trouble in his last 2 fight even getting Gus and glover to the floor.

    Wrestling is one of the three pillars if mma so I don't know why it's surprising that a fighter that is/was a great wrestler is near or at the top of any division.
     
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    What wrestler took GSP's belt?
     
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    No bro kick punchers are dominating because all the champions kick punch.
     
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    Wrestling is the best base by far for MMA but all the fighters you mentioned are well-rounded not merely just wrestlers. Also Weidman will get smoked by Lyoto and Aldo will KO Mendes again.
     
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    Hendricks, obviously. I don't need 3 fat old people to tell me that.

    And Hughes beat him a long time ago but
     
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    They all have 8+inch dicks?
     
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    news just in...

    anderson holding the middlweight title so long in the middleweight division is pretty much the only interruption to this being true for at least the past 5 years or something
     
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    Whatta they have in common? They're all really good wrestlers with pretty underrated(in some cases) or impressive(in other cases) STRIKING

    ....Ok whatta I win?
     
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    No one has ever gave a decent answer to this....
    But why is wrestling the best base?
    -When it in itself doesn't give the fighter a way to finish the fight?
    -You can finish a fight with strikes or be finished by strikes(so it stands you should know how to strike and defend yourself standing)
    -you can finish a fight by submission joint lock or choke(wrestling teaches neither)/ --you can finish a fight by getting a dominate position(mount/side mount/back mount...none are in wrestling) and landing gnp

    - I've always seen wrestling as a transitional part of mma, but heard its "the best base ...." So many times that I dunno

    -so I ask again: if it doesn't provide you with an oppurtunity to finish the fight...how is it better than
    - bjj, which gives you multiple ways to end a fight?
    - Or MT which also gives you a variety of techniques for ending a fight?????

    *coming from a guy who wrestled for about a decade
     

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