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Rolles: BJJ is the weapon to beat Lesnar

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Gracie family, responsible for the creation of UFC, saw only one of his representatives to fight on the octagon. Although, years after Royce to win 11 fights on the tournament, will be Rolles Gracie’s turn, son of the legend Rolls, to debut on Ultimate.

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Post #1   1/21/10 12:45:24PM   

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Was this interview with Holles Gracie or Yoda?

Post #2   1/21/10 3:13:51PM   

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written by a half day kindergarten student...........

Post #3   1/21/10 6:37:02PM   

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The translation on the site is usually pretty terrible. But give them a break, you can get the gist of what he's saying.

Post #4   1/21/10 9:57:28PM   

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Frank Mir is probably the best BJJ fighter in the UFC's HW division with Nog being the only one who's close and maybe better. Mir couldn't do **** on the ground with Lesnar in their second fight. Brock isn't new to this anymore he has a bit of experience and knows better than to leave limbs behind.

Post #5   1/21/10 11:26:43PM   

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lesnar seems like hes got BJJ pretty well figured out. hes not using it himself obviously but he can stop it. and when you stop BJJ it gives the fighter a huge chance to ground and pound their opponent, hence the outcome of the the mir lesnar fight

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Post #6   1/21/10 11:35:13PM   

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

Frank Mir is probably the best BJJ fighter in the UFC's HW division with Nog being the only one who's close and maybe better.



I could see this argument if you are talking about the best BJJ fighter in the UFC HW division AND is also at this point a contender in the HW title picture than yes. However, the overall Rolles Gracie, and Gabriel Gonzaga do have better BJJ than Mir (possibly Nelson) - I would also argue that in strictly no-gi grappling I would choose Rolles and Gonzaga to defeat Mir and Nogueira.

Of course, if you are talking about the best BJJ that applies to MMA from what we have seen so far in every bodies career (which I think is what you are referring to) then Nogueira and Mir would top that list - but I would have Nogueira at #1.


I do feel that BJJ is a great weapon of choice to beat Lesnar, but a complete striker/grappler is the greatest weapon of choice to beat Lesnar. Just on these two attributes alone I like Gonzaga to test him, but his inconsistencies with his performances, and a usually sub-par cardio to go along with it does bode to well.

Nog has boxing to possibly get Brock frustrated to the point he shoots in without thinking - and therefore I would definitely give Nog a chance.

Mir has a good blend of striking/grappling at this point in his career, and I think in the re-match against Lesnar I feel that he got a little too comfortable in that bad of a situation, which is why I would not mind watching a rubber match if Mir dispatches Carwin (but I would consider Brock the favorite going into the 3rd match against Mir).

Post #7   1/22/10 1:41:06AM   

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I think A class striking mixed with good TD defence is the weapon to beat Lesnar.

Post #8   1/22/10 1:38:30PM