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    Default BJJ Black Belts in MMA

    i was cruising wiki and found a list of all the bjj black belts and all the way up to red belts. ricardo almeida and fabricio werdum are the highest ranking guys that currently fight in mma that i noticed as 2nd degree black belts. who do you guys think is the best bjj practitioner on that list as far as pure bjj in competition goes? i also noticed mario yamasaki is a 3rd degree black belt which was pretty cool. enjoy.

    List of BJJ Black Belts - OTMWiki

    this is a good link for everyone


    Main Page - OTMWiki
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    Marcus Aurelio is a 3rd degree black belt. There are others (such as Jorge Gurgel, who simple doesn't convert into MMA all that well), and more 2nd degrees as well. I'm not going to go make a list or anything.

    But Werdum, Aurelio, Gurgel, Almeida aren't the only ones. There are the Gracies of course as well.
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    I never knew Mario Yamasaki was a 3rd degree black belt/ Good find. rep'd

    HW: Andrei Arlovski, Cain Velazquez
    LHW: Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin, Rampage, Ryan Bader
    MW: Rich Franklin, Gegard Mousasi, Jorge Santiago
    WW: GSP, Carlos Condit
    LW: Kenny Florian, Sean Sherk, Nate Diaz

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    really? who are the others that compete in mma?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa99fighter View Post
    I never knew Mario Yamasaki was a 3rd degree black belt/ Good find. rep'd
    Yeah me neither. Awesome find!
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    yeah this is a very cool list.

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    That's awesome, I've been somewhat curious on the actual number of black belts out there for years now. Taking into account it's probably not quite up to date, the number is actually smaller than I expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryJohnny View Post
    That's awesome, I've been somewhat curious on the actual number of black belts out there for years now. Taking into account it's probably not quite up to date, the number is actually smaller than I expected.
    yah its crazy how few there really are eh? shows how much you gotta put in to pick up that belt. if i ever get one im gonna hold it up like the winning lottery ticket and then wrap it around my punching bag forever.

    guys check out the second link for the OTM main page there's a list of all the martial arts practiced in every region of the world china has some sick ones for example- turtle kung fu, and the eight animals fghting stye formerly known as chi tao gung fu
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    1. Jacare
    2. Roger Gracie
    3. Marcelio Garcia

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    I was skimming the grappling hold section and a few caught my eye..... Stranglehold: Using awful lyrics to subdue your opponent.
    Third hook: The most dreaded submission hold.
    Third hook........ sounds pretty fu**ing scary to me.
    And I think Stranglehold is a core part of the rubberguaed mwastered by Eddie Bravo.... He whispered softly into Roylers ear until Roylers ears started to bleed.... its the truth

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