Posted by cj_striker
Posted by StriderXero
#5 Anderson Silva- Everyone knows that Andy is a beast standing up, but his BJJ is also pretty damn good. One ofthe only guys to every stop Hendo.
#4 Kid Yamamoto- This dude comes from a wrestling family, and is pretty dam good at it too. Pretty dam good standup He more than held his own in the k-1 matches he fought in. And the guy has such raw power, he was fighting in 2 classes above his natural weight. For anyone who hasn't seen Kid fight, I suggest you youtube it now. This guy is crazy.
#3 BJ Penn- Everyone knows BJ is good all around. Heck I was surprised when Freddy Roach said BJ had the best boxing in MMA that he has seen. The only thing that I see truly missing with him is more head kicks. Everyone knows he has the flexibilty for it, so why not use it more?
#1 is a tie for me...........GSP/Fedor
GSP- He started martial arts karate, but basically everyone knows the guy as probably haviing the best wrestling in MMA. The dude I dont think ever competed in a wrestling competition before even starting MMA. He has cardio that can probably go on for days. The Guy improves everytime he fights.
Fedor- this guy is such a durable machine. A multiple sambo champ, pretty athletic for a pudgy guy. He moves around like a freakin lightweight. And I think he is probably the smartest fighter in MMA. He can basically do it all. Just take a look at his record and how he won those fights.
The difference to me with GSP and Fedor is basically Fedor's genius and GSP's athleticism and TDD.
Give me your lists and opinions.
Screwed up on above post.
Agree, with a lot of what you said Kid Yamamoto does look like a complete fighter in a lot of ways, but I'd like to see him fight a like better competition before I consider him in the top 5 most complete fighters. He's beaten Curran which is impressive, but besides that only Caol Uno and Yahya ( only because he is such a great jj practitioner) stand out. Then the NC vs. Thomson
I would replace Kid Yamamoto with maybe like Miguel Torres.
And if Fitch stepped up his striking just a little or Florian stepped up his wrestling they would definitely be on the list.
Great post though
but I still stand by Kid being more well rounded than Torres. I was having trouble deciding who was more well rounded between them 2. Alot of people give Kid the
if he were to fight Torres, and I do too. Alot of people think that Kid would win against Faber (another well rounded fighter). I dont really see a big hole in Kid's game other than not having great jiu jitsu, but he has like 2 sub wins though(probably against guys with horrible jiu jitsu defense) . I actually see him as a miniture version of GSP.
All in all though this topic is about the fighters' well rounded game, not who they have beaten. LOL dont mean to be a dick.
But come to think of it I will have to take Anderson Silva out of my list and put Torres in his spot. I see Torres more well rounded with less holes in his game.