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

1/14/20 12:55 PM
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Your mother has thrown me in quite a few triangle chokes, but I've taken her back just as much.

1/14/20 2:05 PM
10/9/15
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Gancho Al Hígado -

Dean Malenko. 

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

1/14/20 2:09 PM
10/9/15
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Meh. He was bobbing and taking the punches on his shoulders and arms, Yves had a bad angle. Martin gave the Shields fight away, but you can justify the decision. The Sanchez decision was malarkey, unless hitting your opponent's fists with your face is 'effective striking'.

Kampmann is the Peoples' Champion at 170.

1/14/20 2:20 PM
1/1/01
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Tom Brands, scored a takedown, still trying to remember the rest...

1/14/20 2:22 PM
5/11/11
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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. 

1/14/20 2:25 PM
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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. 

1/14/20 2:34 PM
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Weak troll and nobody's biting you queer Phone Post

1/14/20 2:48 PM
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^^^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

1/14/20 2:55 PM
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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.

1/14/20 3:12 PM
10/23/12
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victor estima, hes my coach so get to roll with him regularly

1/14/20 3:16 PM
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Vinny M.

1/14/20 3:17 PM
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Mike Pyle was incredible too.  Highly, highly underrated guy. 

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5/7/11
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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.

1/14/20 4:30 PM
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I trained with- Lovato Jr, Roger Gracie , Vinny Magalhaes, Robert Drysdale, all of them are killers.... and a bunch more too

1/14/20 5:17 PM
12/8/14
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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

1/14/20 5:18 PM
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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?

1/14/20 5:28 PM
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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.

1/14/20 6:24 PM
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Rickson!

1/14/20 6:38 PM
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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

1/14/20 6:39 PM
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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 

1/14/20 7:12 PM
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willis007 -
nhb1 -

Jeff Joslin

From Hamilton?

Yes

1/14/20 7:31 PM
12/3/06
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Ricardo Evangelista or Travis Stevens

1/14/20 7:35 PM
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deepu -

Marcelo Garcia

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

1/14/20 9:28 PM
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Vitor Belfort 

1/14/20 9:50 PM
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Bruno Malfacine.  That combination of speed and technique is absurd.