UnderGround Forums Top 5 strikers we’ve seen compete in MMA?

4/20/19 9:23 AM
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For me, the only guarantees are Conor and Anderson. Maybe prime Ubereem. Everything else is up for consideration, what do you think UG?

4/20/19 9:26 AM
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Crocop

4/20/19 9:33 AM
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GSP had the best jab the sport has ever seen 

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Overeem 

4/20/19 12:50 PM
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Hunto and Rumble.  It's hard to argue skill in Rumble's case because he never tested himself in kickboxing, but he spent years reinventing himself with Tyrone Spong.  His combination of power, aggressiveness and skill are tough for anyone to deal with.  It's a shame we never got to see him fight guys like Junior and Jones.  DC took his soul.

4/20/19 12:53 PM
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While Gegard isn't very flashy, his fundamentals are outstanding... and there's a guy who HAS tested himself in K1 (KO of Hunto)

4/20/19 12:54 PM
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I agree with Conor being on that list, possibly at #1.  His KO's in MMA and performance against Floyd is irrefutable.

4/20/19 12:55 PM
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James Toney

4/20/19 1:06 PM
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Strikers in MMA? Or MMA Strikers? 

If the first. Holm, Overreem & Cro Cop for sure

If the second. Bisping for superb head movement and boxing, GSP for a great jab, Silva & Jones all around, Machida in his prime was incredibly hard to hit and had great striking

4/20/19 1:08 PM
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is there any bigger kickboxing promotion that k-1? we got hunt and reem who were champs

4/20/19 1:30 PM
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Saki 

4/20/19 1:44 PM
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Strikers in MMA? Or MMA Strikers? 

If the first. Holm, Overreem & Cro Cop for sure

If the second. Bisping for superb head movement and boxing, GSP for a great jab, Silva & Jones all around, Machida in his prime was incredibly hard to hit and had great striking


Including Holm is ridiculous, lol. The talent pool is non-existent in women's boxing.

Does Rousey get included in grappling? Of course not, although many here were convinced by Rogan that she'd outgrappple and tap many male fighter, lol.
4/20/19 1:48 PM
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Anderson,Maurice Smith, Crocop, Connor, Yvel (And I despise him), Aldo, Rizzo, Jimmerson... Im joking about one of them
4/20/19 2:35 PM
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Id also add Cung Lee to the list
4/20/19 2:38 PM
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GSP, Aldo, Conor, Anderson, Jones if we are talking about effective MMA striking
4/20/19 2:41 PM
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GSP had the best jab the sport has ever seen 

You’ve never watched Mousasi fight?

4/20/19 3:14 PM
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Gokan?  Tenshin?

 

idk you need to narrow your criteria.  Is this strikers who competed in MMA (successful/unsuccessful, one off/career) ?  Best mma strikers?  

4/20/19 4:05 PM
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Maliapet is a candidate

4/20/19 4:14 PM
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Darth Potato -

Gokan?  Tenshin?

 

idk you need to narrow your criteria.  Is this strikers who competed in MMA (successful/unsuccessful, one off/career) ?  Best mma strikers?  

I don't see the need for a distinction.  I don't think anyone's going to be confused.

 

Also, I'd like to add JDS to the list. 

4/20/19 5:03 PM
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Reem, Maurice Smith, Gokan, Semmy Schilt, Anderson, Aldo, Cro Cop, GSP
4/20/19 5:21 PM
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No love for Holloway or Barboza?

Could also be an argument for DJ and Wonderboy.

4/20/19 6:37 PM
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I thought Wanderlei and Chuck Liddell did pretty good.  

 

4/20/19 7:37 PM
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No love for Holloway or Barboza?

Could also be an argument for DJ and Wonderboy.

Those last two guys are more famous for holding back and point sparring, than they are for stopping power, or, even the threat of stopping the fight.  They might be the worst possible examples unless we allow WMMA and Tecia Torres on the list.

4/20/19 7:43 PM
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Reem, Wonderboy, Jones, Holmes, Joanna, schvchenko, aldo, MM, anderson, Gokhan, gsp