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Old 01-13-2011, 09:59 PM   #5
Doug Blankenship
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Re: TUF 13 - Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos

Originally Posted by Sean Dunston View Post
Perhaps... and as a wrestler (way back in the day) I am a fan of wrestling.

However, wrestling is a pretty small component of MMA -- useful things from wrestling that carry over to MMA are: takedowns, takedown defense, and maybe a little bit of ground control (but that can be quickly negated by a good BJJ artist).

Wrestling does not have submissions, or submission defense and there is also no striking in wrestling.

I dunno.

It's all about ratings and Brock equals ratings. I also would say that wrestling is a major component of MMA, not a small one. Most dominant fighters come from a wrestling background. I've done bjj for years and the biggest pains in the arses is wrestlers.
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