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Old 01-23-2010, 10:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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get a Top Class basketball player and teach him to how to fight

football players seem to be the "physical" choice but in fact basketball players would do really well in fighting

they have great cardio, strength, and speed so teaching them how to fight in a mma fight would be excellent!

take roy jones jr, i know hes a boxer and all but he actually excelled in basketball, baseball, and football when he was in highschool/college (he had the choice to choose anyone of the sports to play pro in) and we all know roy jones jr is a really good fighter
as I mentioned Dwight Howard would probably be awesome at HW being 6'11 265lbs
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Karelin was mentioned already, so I'll go with the other great amateur wrestler yet to be mentioned, in Dan Gable.

I wonder if he could take BJ down at 155?
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:28 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Since i'm a wrestling fan, i have to go with Kurt Angle as well. His mat skills and work ethics are top notch, and these type of people usually succeed.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:27 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I thought JCVD had a fair amount of accolades in legitimate and recognized competition, but I never dared mention it on here, in case 100 people went crazy, "HE JUST BEAT A FEW CANS IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM!! YOU'RE A N00B!!!"
What I do know about jean claude van damme is that he has 19 pro fights, 11 wins by KO 7 wins by tko and 1 decision loss. Apparently he was at one point a legitimate bad ass.

But I heard he's fighting a guy who won a gold metal in olympic boxing. So unless he recently developed a good ground game and take down, I dunno how the 49 year old JCVD is going to fare.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:30 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Yha know I was reading allthe wrestling names an one just hit me Dan gable.

118-1 in his colegate wrestling career 2ncaa championships record 24 straight pins record 99 wins in a row.

At the 1972 olympics he won ahold metal without surendering a single point to any of his 6 opponets
coached the 1984 USA Olympic wrestling team to 7 gold metals
he was the greatest of all time.

Karelin's nickname was actualy "the Russian Dan gable"
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:02 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Karelin's nickname was actualy "the Russian Dan gable"
In fairness to Karelin, his career on the international circuit was much more impressive than Gable's.

Also, I tend to think that Greco-Roman has more applicability in MMA than Freestyle.
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Lennox Lewis wrestled in high school phenomenal boxer who has said if mma had been popular he would have went into it instead of boxing. Lennox also would have been a big solid HW especially in the early days when he would have been competing.
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In fairness to Karelin, his career on the international circuit was much more impressive than Gable's.

Also, I tend to think that Greco-Roman has more applicability in MMA than Freestyle.
In some aspects I understand, lot's of clinching and upper body control are part of both MMA and Greco. But, generally I disagree, so could you elaborate?
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In fairness to Karelin, his career on the international circuit was much more impressive than Gable's.

Also, I tend to think that Greco-Roman has more applicability in MMA than Freestyle.
Dan was also international and defeated many Russians one of which was undefeated. The Russians were so impressed with him that they gave him a wolf fur coat i think after he won a Match with Russian pavel pinigan. and a world championship. These were the years that the Russians were dominate so he wrestled the best internationaly and beat just about all of them.

Also I find freestyle wrestling to be just as or more efective. Dominating fighters like matt Hughes and Gsp use it. Although Greco is great in the clinch freestyle has great takedowns and a dominance on the ground.
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