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    Fastest takedowns in mma?

    Seeing fighters with strong takedown defense like Mirko and Chuck do so well in mma it makes you wonder which fighters have the fastest takedowns.

    So what do you guys think, who has the fastest takedowns? Im mostly referring to doubles and singles, but i guess even quick takedowns from the clinch and more exotic takedowns could count.

    From what ive seen from Sean Sherk, I think hes a candidate for fastest double leg in mma.
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    Sherk is a no brainer...I'm thinking any fighter whose musculature is compact and explosive, such as Hughes, GSP...

    And you don't necessarily have to be quick to take someone down from the clinch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangerine
    Sherk is a no brainer...I'm thinking any fighter whose musculature is compact and explosive, such as Hughes, GSP...

    And you don't necessarily have to be quick to take someone down from the clinch...
    Yah i know i was just trying to be as broad as possible. In fact take downs from the clinch probably have alot more to do with kuzushi than speed or surprise. Although, speed and surprise are part of kuzushi.

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    define "fast"

    ie time from the bell rings to the actual takedown?
    time from the start of the technique to the end of the technique?
    are you looking for a fighters name or the name of the takedown technique?

    also a fast takedown does not mean it was a good takedown, i've done throws to people that were counting on that type of throw to submit me
    example: o-ouchi gari (outer reap?) i got the half point for the takedown and basically got pulled into a triangle very quickly, talked to the guy later and got told that he set me up

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    Quote Originally Posted by roly
    define "fast"

    ie time from the bell rings to the actual takedown?
    time from the start of the technique to the end of the technique?
    are you looking for a fighters name or the name of the takedown technique?

    also a fast takedown does not mean it was a good takedown, i've done throws to people that were counting on that type of throw to submit me
    example: o-ouchi gari (outer reap?) i got the half point for the takedown and basically got pulled into a triangle very quickly, talked to the guy later and got told that he set me up
    I'm pretty sure what he (Andrew L, which is my name too... weird) means the time from the start of the technique to the end and who does it the fastest.
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    Joe Lauzon vs Jens Pulver was a pretty fast takedown.

    I'd say Sherk or GSP. Hughes has fast takedowns too, except against BJ Penn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosexmachina
    I'm pretty sure what he (Andrew L, which is my name too... weird) means the time from the start of the technique to the end and who does it the fastest.
    Hah you wanna hear something even wierder. I did a quick google search and apparently theres atleast 2 other people with the exact same first and last name as me. Also my last name is Polish and uncommon (or so i thought).

    Quote Originally Posted by roly
    define "fast"

    ie time from the bell rings to the actual takedown?
    time from the start of the technique to the end of the technique?
    are you looking for a fighters name or the name of the takedown technique?

    also a fast takedown does not mean it was a good takedown, i've done throws to people that were counting on that type of throw to submit me
    example: o-ouchi gari (outer reap?) i got the half point for the takedown and basically got pulled into a triangle very quickly, talked to the guy later and got told that he set me up
    What i mean is the time from when the takedown is executed to either succesfully grabbing a limb or finishing the takedown.
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    When I rewatched Fedor vs Nog 3 I was very impressed with how he went from a looping punch into a throw. If you measure from the end of the punch to the takedown, he's blindingly fast.
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    Karo has some really really quick throws....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoleFighter
    When I rewatched Fedor vs Nog 3 I was very impressed with how he went from a looping punch into a throw. If you measure from the end of the punch to the takedown, he's blindingly fast.
    I will have to see that.

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