UnderGround Forums Who is the best grappler you've ever rolled with?

13 days ago
9/7/11
Posts: 377

Your mother has thrown me in quite a few triangle chokes, but I’ve taken her back just as much.

13 days ago
10/9/15
Posts: 547
Gancho Al Hígado -

Dean Malenko. 

Just in case you're being serious...You serious?

13 days ago
10/9/15
Posts: 548
Zero1 - Gi it was Joe Moreira. I was 31, Brownbelt physically in my peak.

He tapped me for an hour without much effort. He wasn´t heavy, wasn´t doing pressure on me but I couldn´t move him. He was 50:-):-) Amazing guy

No-Gi Roy Harris. Pressure like hell. Control, mind reading skills. Couldn´t do much even I was younger and in better shape than him. Amazing skills.

At 58, this guy trains high rep calisthenics like Karl Gotch...cool.

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B53AbCvJpAg/

13 days ago
1/1/01
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Tom Brands, scored a takedown, still trying to remember the rest...
13 days ago
5/11/11
Posts: 2731

Gordon Ryan let me pass his guard, jail broke, then butterfly swept me into various submissions over and over. Dudes butterfly sweep is completely unstoppable if you’re actually trying to engage. 

13 days ago
5/11/11
Posts: 2732

Best local guy on the Virginia circuit is deandre corbe. I’m 215lbs to his 130lbs and I can’t score a point on him. None of the black belts in the area can hang. That was after Ryan Hall stopped competing in bjj though. I want to see that match. 

12 days ago
5/11/11
Posts: 2733

Also wrestled Kyle Snyder in high school. First wrestling match I remember being more concerned for my safety than actually winning.

12 days ago
10/9/15
Posts: 549

^^^You must travel a lot....You're like Kwai Chang Caine going from place to place, but instead of helping the townspeople you get your ass kicked the minute you show up...lol

12 days ago
4/26/03
Posts: 3043
10eroftheyear -

David Terrell....its not even close, and I've rolled with multiple world champions. Hes fucking unreal.

Came to say the same. David Terrell hands down.

12 days ago
10/23/12
Posts: 224

victor estima, hes my coach so get to roll with him regularly

12 days ago
4/9/16
Posts: 2055

Vinny M.

12 days ago
4/9/16
Posts: 2056

Mike Pyle was incredible too.  Highly, highly underrated guy. 

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5/7/11
Posts: 92

Jim Miller at planet ju jitsu pre-ufc days (ring of combat, atlantic city and wildwood fights, etc).

He made me feel like a little boy.

12 days ago
6/26/03
Posts: 3667
I trained with- Lovato Jr, Roger Gracie , Vinny Magalhaes, Robert Drysdale, all of them are killers.... and a bunch more too
12 days ago
12/8/14
Posts: 145

Jucao ailson brites, an old school GB black belt, was my professor for a while. Rolling with him was basically ridiculous. I couldn't get anything going at all. He would give me every position I wanted and dictated every second of that roll, even if I didn't realize it.

My coaches Luis Gerena and Vagner Santana are also really tough, both black belts under Jucao. The vector forces they procure during a roll are tanatamount to gravity x10

12 days ago
4/23/16
Posts: 535
iqwrestler -

Also wrestled Kyle Snyder in high school. First wrestling match I remember being more concerned for my safety than actually winning.

What were the results?

12 days ago
5/11/11
Posts: 2734
Turbo54 -
iqwrestler -

Also wrestled Kyle Snyder in high school. First wrestling match I remember being more concerned for my safety than actually winning.

What were the results?

Teched in the 3rd period. I think the final score was 17-2. It was basically just me trying not to get pinned for 5 minutes. His posture and positioning at all times gave me basically zero hope of hitting anything offensive. That was 2011, two years before he won junior worlds and four years before he became world champion.

12 days ago
1/3/20
Posts: 125
Rickson!
12 days ago
4/23/16
Posts: 536
iqwrestler -
Turbo54 -
iqwrestler -

Also wrestled Kyle Snyder in high school. First wrestling match I remember being more concerned for my safety than actually winning.

What were the results?

Teched in the 3rd period. I think the final score was 17-2. It was basically just me trying not to get pinned for 5 minutes. His posture and positioning at all times gave me basically zero hope of hitting anything offensive. That was 2011, two years before he won junior worlds and four years before he became world champion.

I hope we see him in the Ufc some day

12 days ago
3/18/02
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ShortElbowInTheClinch - 

Vinny M.


couldnt believe how big Vinny was.  His wrists and legs were so damn thick.  Guy is a beast 

12 days ago
1/1/01
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willis007 -
nhb1 -

Jeff Joslin

From Hamilton?

Yes

12 days ago
12/3/06
Posts: 162

Ricardo Evangelista or Travis Stevens

12 days ago
10/31/07
Posts: 6441
deepu -

Marcelo Garcia

This. I’ve rolled with probably 15 legit black belts and no one has ever come remotely close. 

12 days ago
4/10/02
Posts: 4675

Vitor Belfort 

12 days ago
6/6/09
Posts: 819

Bruno Malfacine.  That combination of speed and technique is absurd.