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    I remembered watching him come to the ring with (what I thought) was a black belt in his first fight. I'm colour blind and dark colours often look the same to me unless I pay special attention, rewatching the video, I see that the belt he was wearing is blue. I stand corrected.

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    Marcus Davies? From a boxer to an all-around fighter.

    EDIT: Davis. Thanks pauli.
    Last edited by hpr; 3/05/2008 1:46pm at .
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega's Bitch
    No, he really didn't. He learned a lot of moves. I've yet to see him use almost any of them in a fight. He's like an encyclopedic blue belt
    hmm... not sure if I can agree with that, but I assume that you're more knowledgable on the subject, so I'll rephrase:

    A clear example of a fighter evolving that springs to my mind would be Bas Rutten. He was an awesome striker, who got submitted and as a result trained and subsequently overcame a glaring hole in his skillset.
    Better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenshinBt10
    Speculative question for the more informed MMA fans out there.

    What fighter, in your opinion, has revolutionized or substantially changed their game the most over their career and (this is important) had success with it? This means no Royce "I have striking now!" Gracie or Tank "Look! I'm pretending to have a ground game!" Abbott.

    I'm asking because it's a question that occurred to me, and simultaneously it occurred to me that I had no idea who my pick would be.

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    I'd pick GSP. His style looks like Matt Hughes'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega's Bitch
    GSP was already a good wrestler and a BJJ black belt when he started MMA. He just got better. Dumb post.
    I heard Joe Rogan saying, not that I put alot of weight into what Rogan says, that GSP did not have a wrestling background until after he started MMA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega's Bitch
    No, he really didn't. He learned a lot of moves. I've yet to see him use almost any of them in a fight. He's like an encyclopedic blue belt.



    GSP was already a good wrestler and a BJJ black belt when he started MMA. He just got better. Dumb post.

    GSP said, during that interview that was posted on the forums , that he does not have a black belt in bjj yet. Dumb post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega's Bitch
    I remembered watching him come to the ring with (what I thought) was a black belt in his first fight. I'm colour blind and dark colours often look the same to me unless I pay special attention, rewatching the video, I see that the belt he was wearing is blue. I stand corrected.
    He has worn a black belt into the ring but I am pretty sure it was his Kyokushin black belt..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpr
    Marcus Davies? From a boxer to an all-around fighter.
    that's what i came in here to post. except i was going to spell his name right.

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    hmm... not sure if I can agree with that, but I assume that you're more knowledgable on the subject, so I'll rephrase:
    Yes, that's better.

    I heard Joe Rogan saying, not that I put alot of weight into what Rogan says, that GSP did not have a wrestling background until after he started MMA.
    I would find that impossible to believe. I don't think he had a wrestling background (he didn't wrestle in high school or college) before MMA, but when he started training for MMA, he started training in wrestling. There are a couple of wrestling clubs/teams out east that train with MMAists on a regular basis and I'm pretty sure he'd been to a few seminars at the very least by the time he fought. Not saying he didn't start with Kyokushin.

    GSP said, during that interview that was posted on the forums , that he does not have a black belt in bjj yet. Dumb post.
    Contrary to popular belief, I don't read every post on the forum, and as I already posted I SAW HIM WEARING ONE AND HAD TO REWATCH THE FUCKING FOOTAGE BECAUSE I'M COLOUR BLIND YOU DOUCHEBAG.

    He has worn a black belt into the ring but I am pretty sure it was his Kyokushin black belt..
    A KK bb with a BJJ gi...rather gay, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega's Bitch
    A KK bb with a BJJ gi...rather gay, IMO.
    Yeah, there's really no reason to do that. It's misleading and, well, gay

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    On the other hand, he is one of the best fighters in history and can justifiably give himself a black belt in Awesome and wear whatever gi he wants with it.

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