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    Default Who uses Wrestling the best in mma?

    After seeing Edgar vs maynard 2 I thought Maynard going into the fight had the upper hand in the Wrestling department but watching the fight edgar managed more take downs Including that awesome slam in round 2. what do U guys think?

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    gsp number one, edgar and jon jones stand out as the best to me the way they set up there takedowns.
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    All the above have good striking which really helps them set the takedowns up, compared to more accomplished wrestlers who have to shoot a mile out because they cannot strike as well.
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    I also think being a good striker is more important if you are a Greco Roman wrestler, look at guys who have been ko'd such as Matt Lindland and Randy Couture when they tried to enter the clinch against powerful strikers without setting it up very well.
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    i think you'll be hard pushed to evidence anyone other than GSP for this

    i agree with 123MMA on all of the above (there are also the obvious shouts like Lesnar, Hughes, Fitch etc) , with regards to those not mentioned and that don't get the credit they deserve (yet) i would say Ben Askren and Phil Davis have to be right up there
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    All of the above. I think dominic cruz's knee taps r awesome. I think his awkward but very effective striking sets this up well.
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    Saku has a great single-leg cos of his catch wresslin. He nailed a sweet smith-style takedown in his fight against Zelg.

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    Maynard seems like a better wrestler than Edgar but Edgar seems to set it up better.

    Caol Uno prob had the best low single in mma together with one-eared Saku.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CammyScott View Post
    Who uses Wrestling the best in mma?
    Mainly guys who used to wrestle prior to starting MMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bomberh View Post
    Mainly guys who used to wrestle prior to starting MMA.
    Did GSP wrestle before MMA?

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