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BrianRClover 11-26-2008 02:58 PM

Which country produces the best fighters?
I'm sure this has been a thread before, but to the best of my knowledge it has at least been a while.

I'm curious as to which country everyone thinks, as a whole, produces the best fighters. I know there are several fighters from other countries I left out, but I went with the most commonly appearing.

Shamrock-Ortiz 11-26-2008 03:08 PM

Overall USA/Brazil... for the lighter weights, Japan is there aswell.

I'll say Brazil though.

jbritt 11-26-2008 03:32 PM

Definitely Brazil. Not only are they producing a lot of fighters they are producing amazing fighters and champions. The US and Japan are 2nd and 3rd imo.

CornbreadBB 11-26-2008 03:38 PM

This is a pretty silly thread in my opinion. I think it has more to do with the person, not the country.

Shamrock-Ortiz 11-26-2008 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by CornbreadBB (Post 719684)
This is a pretty silly thread in my opinion. I think it has more to do with the person, not the country.

Yes, but where they are born makes a HUGE difference. If someone born in Brazil has the same ability as a guy who was born in the UK, the opportunities in Brazil to do BJJ/Muay Thai/Vale Tudo is much more than in the UK.

So I don't think this is a silly thread at all.

Lets have a look at ADCC 07 results, granted this is Submission Grappling, the same thing applies to MMA. Because you said that it's more to do with the person. When you look at these results, that obviously isn't the case.

Absolute Division - Robert Drysdale - USA
Over 99KG - Fabricio Werdum - Brazil
Under 99KG - Alexandre Ribeiro - Brazil
Under 88KG - Demian Maia - Brazil
Under 77KG - Marcelo Garcia - Brazil
Under 66KG - Rani Yahya - Brazil

That is one USA fighter as opposed to 5 Brazilians.

Why is this? Is it because Brazilian fighters have more ability than Americans? No OBVIOUSLY NOT. We are all human. It's just because of opportunities to do BJJ.

He asks which country PRODUCES the better fighters... That can be down to who has the better facilities, knowledge of the sport, coaches, etc. So this shows that where you live matters more than your ability.

I live in a small town of 5000, I could be the best fighter in the world, but I can't fight because there is nothing round here.

coldcall420 11-26-2008 03:55 PM

I said Brazil but in reality i think its a combo.....there should be options like Brazil/USA or USA/ Canada..........just a suggestion:thumb02:

mmawrestler 11-26-2008 03:57 PM

The us produces the most fighters.
Brazil produces the best fighters
But I Think For the size of Canadas population, We produce alot of great fighters, Canada is only 1/10th the population of the us but has some good fighters

DJ Syko 11-26-2008 04:05 PM

Not necessarily, the country has a lot to do with who the fighters are. Different country's have different lifestyles and cultures which affect the way they train and what they train, in Brazil fighting and grappling has been very popular for decades and is almost a way of life there in some parts of the country. Thats why they tend to produce better fighters because it is bred into them.

edit: Shamrock-ortiz pretty much summed it before i even got my post in lol. i was busy half way through the post.

BhamKiD 11-26-2008 04:07 PM

has to be brazil...i mean, at least half of fighters in MMA are from brazil. maybe not that many...but a lot.

Bradysupafan 11-26-2008 04:13 PM

Darfur or Niger

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