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post #54 of (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by tripster View Post
Demetrious Johnson, Dominic Cruz, Benson Henderson, GSP and Jon Jones are all wrestlers and dominant champions. Is it safe to say that wrestling is the # 1 fighting style on which to build a base as a true champion?
People have been saying that for ten years. And it's true. It's the best BASE. But it is in no way sufficient, in and of itself. Go in there with nothing but wrestling and the BJJ guys eat you for breakfast. You have to be at least about to defend striking, grappling and submissions.

Personally, I think it's just the full body nature of the training in wrestling.

It's take a lot longer to build a house when you design the basement to withstand a 10.5 Rictor earthquake.
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