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    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

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    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!


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