Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Grapplingwizard**, Dec 30, 2012.
Is wrestling better than bjj for MMA? Or vice versa?
yes, it is...and vice versa too
Well if you've got good BJJ, you'll be a threat on the ground.
And if you've got good wrestling you can dictate where the fight takes place.
Wrestling all day, err'day.
so are they both equal then?
a combination of all the grappling arts is the best
yes and no
"Leg kicks don't hurt us, we don't give a FUCK about leg kicks, we're WRESTLERS!"
- Kevin Randleman
wrasslin' > everything
Imagine if Sonnen had real jitz skillz to go along with his wrestling. Wrestling is the so far ahead of bjj it isn't funny.
There is a far greater focus on control in wrestling, which is why wrestlers with good submission defense often destroy top notch BJJ players in MMA matches. In a grappling tournament where a fight must end in submission, wrestling doesn't usually prevail.
That's like asking if cheese or sauce is more important on a pizza.
There is no meaningful difference between BJJ and wrestling in MMA in 2012.
If a wrestler does not know BJJ he will not win many Pro MMA fights, so...
trick question...its the dough right?
Well. Alone BJJ is so much better but a wrestler with BJJ defense is better than a pure BJJ guy
Yes, it is the dough. So that means striking> bjj or wrestling.
Thugjitsu > all. Ask Yves Edwards.
The guys that can do elements on both.
Or at least master Sub Defense if you are relying on the Wrestling.
It appears that a variety of skills are now necessary to compete at the top.
A wrestler that knows nothing of BJJ will get tapped like a little girl in seconds.
A wrestler that has a solid understanding of, and training in BJJ defense will lay on a pure BJJer for a decision fairly easily.
Or he will fucking destroy the BJJ guy, Ex: Cain vs Bigfoot. That was just brutal.
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