2008 Gold medal Olympian Henry Cejudo coming to MMA

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FastKnockout
1/30/13 6:22:30PM
Henry Cejudo a 125 pounder who won the men's freestyle wrestling gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has announced he's becoming a mixed martial artist.

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OnyxShadow
1/30/13 10:00:53PM
I watched a couple of his matches in 2008. That guy is phenomenal. This is very exciting.
State_Champ
1/30/13 10:03:41PM
Please, Mr. Wrestler, learn BJJ. Please.
Bubbles
1/30/13 10:20:28PM

Posted by State_Champ

Please, Mr. Wrestler, learn BJJ. Please.


and become Ben Askren lite?
Goatenstein
1/31/13 9:40:58AM
He didn't look nearly as good in the 2012 qualifiers.
Dberntson
1/31/13 9:47:29AM
I might be in the minority, but I am a fan of the wrestlers in MMA. Finally they have a professional sport to excel at. Instead of getting on the wrestlers to learn striking and BJJ, maybe the strikers and BJJ practitioners should work on their wrestling. It is arguably the most dominant discipline in my opinion and if you could only learn one, I would pick wrestling.
postman
1/31/13 10:13:12AM

Posted by Dberntson

I might be in the minority, but I am a fan of the wrestlers in MMA. Finally they have a professional sport to excel at. Instead of getting on the wrestlers to learn striking and BJJ, maybe the strikers and BJJ practitioners should work on their wrestling. It is arguably the most dominant discipline in my opinion and if you could only learn one, I would pick wrestling.



If you could only learn one it has been proven time and time again that BJJ is the ONE to learn. If you only know wrestling and know nothing about subs your going to go to sleep.
tcunningham
1/31/13 1:33:14PM

Posted by postman


Posted by Dberntson

I might be in the minority, but I am a fan of the wrestlers in MMA. Finally they have a professional sport to excel at. Instead of getting on the wrestlers to learn striking and BJJ, maybe the strikers and BJJ practitioners should work on their wrestling. It is arguably the most dominant discipline in my opinion and if you could only learn one, I would pick wrestling.



If you could only learn one it has been proven time and time again that BJJ is the ONE to learn. If you only know wrestling and know nothing about subs your going to go to sleep.



i feel like wrestling is the better base than BJJ. we have seen high caliber wrestlers shutdown high caliber BJJ guys without ever throwing a single sub attempt. i think a high caliber wrestler can pickup some sub defense pretty quick but rarely do you see a high caliber BJJ guy pickup wrestling as fast. i do agree that BJJ is way up there on the list of things to be proficient at, the few times we have see A. silva lose is from submissions. i dont disagree with you, i just think that there is more than one solid base to start with, not just BJJ
State_Champ
1/31/13 2:00:32PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by State_Champ

Please, Mr. Wrestler, learn BJJ. Please.


and become Ben Askren lite?



Hopefully he would not only learn BJJ, but embrace it in practice by submitting people. This is something I don't see Askren do very often.

That said, "Ben Askren lite" is alright with me too. I like watching Askren in scrambles and when he's performing takedowns.
cowcatcher
1/31/13 4:05:24PM

Posted by postman


Posted by Dberntson

I might be in the minority, but I am a fan of the wrestlers in MMA. Finally they have a professional sport to excel at. Instead of getting on the wrestlers to learn striking and BJJ, maybe the strikers and BJJ practitioners should work on their wrestling. It is arguably the most dominant discipline in my opinion and if you could only learn one, I would pick wrestling.



If you could only learn one it has been proven time and time again that BJJ is the ONE to learn. If you only know wrestling and know nothing about subs your going to go to sleep.



I have to disagree. Guys like Askren, Woodley, and even Brock don't have comparably accomplished counterparts when it comes to strictly BJJ guys. Wrestling is king, and the the way the fights are scored by the judges cements it.
postman
1/31/13 6:05:38PM

Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by postman


Posted by Dberntson

I might be in the minority, but I am a fan of the wrestlers in MMA. Finally they have a professional sport to excel at. Instead of getting on the wrestlers to learn striking and BJJ, maybe the strikers and BJJ practitioners should work on their wrestling. It is arguably the most dominant discipline in my opinion and if you could only learn one, I would pick wrestling.



If you could only learn one it has been proven time and time again that BJJ is the ONE to learn. If you only know wrestling and know nothing about subs your going to go to sleep.


I have to disagree. Guys like Askren, Woodley, and even Brock don't have comparably accomplished counterparts when it comes to strictly BJJ guys. Wrestling is king, and the the way the fights are scored by the judges cements it.

I completely agree wrestling is the best base. Brock is a perfect example of what I mean, limited training and mir ended the fight with a knee bar. High level wrestler, high level jits player. He then started to train more sub defense and he smothered mir and beat him to a pulp. Woodly and Askren train subdefense at a high level. What I am saying is if you never trained sub defense and the one style you trained was wrestling u are going to fall into a jits players trap almost every time. This concept is why the UFC was created. Royce proved it and until his draw with shamrock no one knew what had hit them or didnt h it them to be honest. ken knew sub defense.
MMA-San
2/1/13 2:26:32AM
Cejudo has been boxing for the last 3 years. He beat a guy last year that was 20-0. I think Cejudo's amateur boxing record is like 10-0