As much as I'd love to play the patriotic American and back big Bruce I think Taymazov is almost equal in total number of medals (I think he might have 9 total) but greater in the number of yellow medals pushes him over the top.
Is it really that close? THat's an entire extra Olympic cycle of medals for Big Bruce. Not an extra cycle of wrestling, but MEDALS. I think Taymazov's absolute best is probably better than Big Bruce, but Bruce's career is more decorated.
Jacob Schlottke---Gone too soon, and the world is a little less bright because of it. RIP, brother.