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Edson Barboza is the most technical striker in the UFC

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So said Kenny Florian on Twitter yesterday.

Agree or disagree? Thoughts on who is if you disagree?

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Post #1   1/15/12 3:36:54PM   

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I gotta go with that Machida guy, or that Anderson Silva guy.

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Posted by sbulldavid

I gotta go with that Machida guy, or that Anderson Silva guy.

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Posted by sbulldavid

I gotta go with that Machida guy, or that Anderson Silva guy.



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No way, Leonard Garcia is

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Machida and Silva like he said above, and I'd throw in Nate Diaz (recently) and possibly Frankie Edgar.

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Guys...Tank is by far the best stand up guy in the world......

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Posted by loonytnt

Guys...Tank is by far the best stand up guy in the world......



Loony, where ya been? You need to post more.

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He might be in the top 10, but I wouldn't go any higher than that

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"most technical" is too broad a category for Barboza. He doesn't throw combos particularly well, and his defense is not top-tier. What he does better than almost anyone is throw a wide variety of strikes with a huge amount of power. He's got good power in his hands, and extremely deadly legs. To my mind he is more in the mold of a Cro Cop than an Anderson Silva, Machida, Diaz, or Aldo. He throws a hell of a beautiful kick, but doesn't have the countering, head movement, parrying ability, and 3 or four piece combinations that you see out of the best.


He might have the most technical strikes. But he is not the most technical striker.

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O no no eveyone is wrong, Kimbo Slice is the most technical striker ever, cuz everyone knows streetfighters from the hood>mma fighters.....fact

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I think Barboza just knows how to time his kicks very well, he is very in tune with his skills, but I don't think his striking is varied enough to be considered the most technical. Jose Aldo is another guy who is much more diverse and technical.

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He is now that Brock retired

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Looks like Florian is alone on this one.

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technical? I will go with Edgar.

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