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  • 09-06-2013, 02:21 PM
    Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by TN94z View Post
    I don't know how much bridging there is. Put a GI on Sonnen and let him and Shogun go with BJJ rules and see if the gap is bridged. It's just a totally different game when you have the GI for grips, submissions, sweeps, etc...No gi MMA grappling and GI BJJ grappling are two totally different worlds IMO...especially when you throw in the threat of strikes.

    I think the MMA grapplers are just spending more time on the BJJ side than they used to
    I agree man. I train in the gi, and recently rolled with a friend of mine who - while he hasn't trained as much - only trains no gi. While I had the technical advantage, I was in a whole load of positions that were really advantageous for me but I simply lacked the submissions.

    In mount I like to look for the Ezekiel choke, or set up the arm bar. However, without the sleeves the Ezekiel was a no go, and the arm bar harder to set up without a cross collar grip, so I was left with an Americana, which was pretty much impossible given the 60lbs weight difference between me and my mate. Definitely a different game!
  • 09-06-2013, 01:32 AM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by TN94z View Post
    I don't know how much bridging there is. Put a GI on Sonnen and let him and Shogun go with BJJ rules and see if the gap is bridged. It's just a totally different game when you have the GI for grips, submissions, sweeps, etc...No gi MMA grappling and GI BJJ grappling are two totally different worlds IMO...especially when you throw in the threat of strikes.

    I think the MMA grapplers are just spending more time on the BJJ side than they used to
    I meant in mma now compared to back in the day. A few years back bin black belts for the most part had a HUGE advantage on the ground and rarely if ever got submitted. That isn't the case anymore
  • 09-05-2013, 09:52 PM
    TN94z
    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    shogun is also a black belt and chael is a no belt haha mma grapplers are clearly bridging the gap with accomplished brazilian jiu jitsu practioners.
    I don't know how much bridging there is. Put a GI on Sonnen and let him and Shogun go with BJJ rules and see if the gap is bridged. It's just a totally different game when you have the GI for grips, submissions, sweeps, etc...No gi MMA grappling and GI BJJ grappling are two totally different worlds IMO...especially when you throw in the threat of strikes.

    I think the MMA grapplers are just spending more time on the BJJ side than they used to
  • 09-05-2013, 09:46 PM
    IceCold48
    shogun is also a black belt and chael is a no belt haha mma grapplers are clearly bridging the gap with accomplished brazilian jiu jitsu practioners.
  • 09-05-2013, 04:23 PM
    Repenter
    Let me also point out that Bendo took third in the brown belt category of the Mundials earlier this year. That takes a bad, bad mofo. I'm in the gi bjj community, and we were shocked at how skilled the guy is once he puts on the pajamas.
  • 09-05-2013, 03:14 PM
    TN94z
    Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
    BJJ belt rank in MMA doesn't mean much. A lot of these guys just don't train gi and as a result never get promoted. Pettis is definitely higher than a blue belt skill wise.

    Exactly. I could have sworn that I read (albeit a while back) an article talking about how Pettis was a very strong purple belt??? This was a couple years ago. Maybe I'm confused.
  • 09-05-2013, 09:10 AM
    Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
    BJJ belt rank in MMA doesn't mean much. A lot of these guys just don't train gi and as a result never get promoted. Pettis is definitely higher than a blue belt skill wise.
    I agree man. Gi training is completely different, it's slower, there's more grips available, and sweat plays less of a factor. Maybe Pettis is a blue belt, but his aggressive and almost opportunistic grappling works extremely well in MMA.
  • 09-05-2013, 08:32 AM
    initial_zen
    BJJ belt rank in MMA doesn't mean much. A lot of these guys just don't train gi and as a result never get promoted. Pettis is definitely higher than a blue belt skill wise.
  • 09-05-2013, 03:56 AM
    Qball1974
    Matt Hughes was a white belt and had lots of subs lol
  • 09-05-2013, 03:39 AM
    Sniggles
    Any given Sunday.
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