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    Which fighters/fight videos should I be watching to learn/inspiration?

    I know this post could potentially get some divergent opinions but lets see.

    I dont really watch a lot of TV or fights, at this stage I'm going own the path of learning Sanda and Sambo, and plan to do some MT next year.

    But my question is who's videos should i be watching from a perspective of learning as much as I can? Good examples of how to do it.

    I'm not really familiar with any of the fighters at the moment, and its too easy for a fan to cut a video that makes their favourite fighter look amazing, when the truth could be far from it.

    I'm approaching training from a self-defence perspective but the competition videos I'm sure still have something to offer.

    So who would people recommend for:

    Grappling

    MT/Sanda

    Mixed

    Before someone says somebody like Emelianenko, I am 5'10 and between 74 -84kg. So trying to find fighters that would be in my size range.

    And I am training as well, not just thinking I can watch movies.

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    The single and definite answer for you would be to watch Bas Rutten.

    He's got you covered on Self Defense
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/D3K-mrlYG7Y
    as well as MMA

    and something weird with boots and slaps


    as well as lots of philosophy of fighting videos.

    All easily available on youtube, many with commentary by him.
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    I did a search on Bullshido, looks like there is a lot of love for Bas going round, so when in doubt, liver shot.

    Any other recommendations? I have a feeling there should be a couple of other guys I should be checking out.

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    If we've already assumed Bas rutten, I say Raymond dekker.

    I needed some kind of inspiration for doing muay Thai, as I know **** all about it, and am a wuss.

    Raymond dekker served that purpose for me.


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    Ramon asshole.

    and yeah, Dekkers is a huge inspiration to me, guy has superb technique and the heart of a lion. when his right leg got so fucked from an infection the docs said he couldnt kick with it anymore, what did he do? he just started only kicking with the left. what a baller.


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    If you're really serious about the SanDa/Sambo combination, there is one fighter you really need to watch: NHB apex predator, PRIDE FC kingpin, and Sambo/Draka(SanDa) fighter Igor Vovchanchyn.





    This is the guy who dethroned Mark Kerr when Mark was considered invincible. He was also the first fighter to make a BJJ black belt look bad in a televised event. SanDa+Sambo FTW.
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    Thanks guys. Have been watching the Dekkers videos. He's pretty amazing, the combinations, he just doesn't stop.

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    He doesn't get enough recognition, in my opinion. He was a very skilled, very well-rounded fighter.

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    Remy Bonjaski in his prime was pretty incredible.
    Buakaw may be the greatest pound for pound ever.

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    Thanks. I had seen Buakaw before but wasnt sure if I had been watching a fan video cut to look great, even then though it looked impressive. But with my knowledge at this time it doesnt take much to impress me, hence asking for outside opinions.

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