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    Quote Originally Posted by gbdaz View Post
    Tell that to romero and kurtanidze.
    This is only because they were fighting in MMA with very little mma experience against much more experienced MMA fighters. The main issue they had was they were both scared of getting hit. I wrestle (not seriously) and every single mma fighter I have trained with I have took down with ease. I think in the main mma fighters are nothing special. I always think stupid, lots of tattoo and not much ability ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoWrestler View Post
    This is only because they were fighting in MMA with very little mma experience against much more experienced MMA fighters. The main issue they had was they were both scared of getting hit. I wrestle (not seriously) and every single mma fighter I have trained with I have took down with ease. I think in the main mma fighters are nothing special. I always think stupid, lots of tattoo and not much ability ha.
    I agree mostly, most mma fighters think drilling wrestling in a mma gym makes them a wrestler, and until they come against a real wrestler they learn what wrestling is, the hard way. But romero had been training mma, but in germany, he should've been training in the states at ATT or something where there are a lot of tough cubans, romero's brother is a world champ boxer I believe, so he has been learning boxing, his stand-up exchanges with feijao weren't bad, his wrestling however was terrible he was outwrestled by a brazilian mma fighter, it was a disgrace to wrestling. Kurtanidze and gaber had no stand-up i agree they were not prepared for mma, kurtanidze is 5 ft6 trying to fight heavyweight which is stupid, he's too small for that weight in mma and his style is bad for mma too much upper body so to get there he takes too many punches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbdaz View Post
    I agree mostly, most mma fighters think drilling wrestling in a mma gym makes them a wrestler, and until they come against a real wrestler they learn what wrestling is, the hard way. But romero had been training mma, but in germany, he should've been training in the states at ATT or something where there are a lot of tough cubans, romero's brother is a world champ boxer I believe, so he has been learning boxing, his stand-up exchanges with feijao weren't bad, his wrestling however was terrible he was outwrestled by a brazilian mma fighter, it was a disgrace to wrestling. Kurtanidze and gaber had no stand-up i agree they were not prepared for mma, kurtanidze is 5 ft6 trying to fight heavyweight which is stupid, he's too small for that weight in mma and his style is bad for mma too much upper body so to get there he takes too many punches.

    I think Fejeao is a very rare case of an MMA fighter without a wrestling background with very strong takedown defence. I think you're wrong; Fejao was significantly better in striking and he was a lot physicaly bigger. Kurtanidze and Gaber were both really green against a veteran who is from a wrestling background and has a big punch.

    How old are you gbdaz?

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    Kurtanidze looked like he just wanted a payday in his fight, didn't really try anything and when down when the other guy tapped him. Gaber got one-punched and knocked out. I don't really remember the Romero fight, but I think he got punched out as well? Or am I thinking of someone else?

    I second what JW said. I haven't wrestled the really world class MMA fighters, but all the ones I have wrestled are pretty easy to take down in a pure wrestling match.

    As per the original discussion, I'm not sure that the style of wrestling you do really affects your MMA that much. The ability to take your opponents down easily, the fitness and dedication required, and the "feel" you get from wrestling will transfer to fighting regardless of style (but not perfectly- they are different sports, after all.)

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