Greco-Roman wrestling vs Freestyle wrestling - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Grappling Technique Grappling discussion area.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
TheNegation's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,809
Greco-Roman wrestling vs Freestyle wrestling

Which transitions better to MMA? I know we have a lot of Greco-Roman guys like Couture, Lindland, Henderson etc. but I have always thought of Greco vs Freestyle as being like Boxing vs Muay thai/kickboxing, as you are limiting yourself in your training. By which I mean attacks below the waist are not allowed in Greco.

The only reason I am putting this out there is because of Rogan saying he feels Greco is the best wrestling style to use in MMA, personally I am not sure.
TheNegation is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 08:31 PM
Das Übermensch
wukkadb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 7,633
Attacks aren't allowed below the waist in competition though, they still train leg sweeps and trips which ARE legal in MMA and very helpful. I think both transition great into MMA, though. I just like the clinch game from Roman Greco a bit more

What a stud

Originally Posted by swpthleg View Post
The power of Aleks, his small baby and pimp hardcore dogs has granted you useful insight, my friend.
wukkadb is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
TheNegation's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,809
I have only a very limited experience in freestyle, and I have never done Greco so I am ignorant of their training, I always presumed that they only practice what they use in competition though.
TheNegation is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome