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  1. Hello all, Just wanted to drop by and share a few MMA highlights that I made recently. I was listening to Chael Sonnen's podcast the other day and he was talking about several of the wrestlers who transitioned into MMA in the early days. In those days the general public didn't know how dominant wrestling was in a fight. People were still believing in the myths that had been propagated for years about mystical exotic fighting styles like kung fu and ninjitsu. There were plenty of those fighters who made it into the UFC in those days and it was great to watch them get ragdolled around and then ground into a paste in the cage. "MMA Wrestling Pioneers" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ytyRx0O1jo Next I put together a highlight of what I consider to be the golden age of MMA. The early 2000s when PRIDE fighting championship had taken over. Fighters like Fedor, Nogueira, Crocop, Sakuraba, Wanderlei, Rampage and Shogun. Goddamn I loved that organization and I miss it. For those who weren't around or watching MMA at the time, check it out. It was an exciting time. For those who have seen it and were around in those days, this video might send you on a trip down memory lane. Gods of War (The Golden Age of MMA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mpKIVEZMrQ Finally as I was watching the early UFCs for the first time in at least a decade, I noticed one fighter that really stuck out as someone who was way ahead of the curve for the time, but whose name doesn't really get brought up much. That fighter is Jerry Bohlander. He was very young when he made his UFC debut, looked like he could almost still be in high school. He had an amateur wrestling background and had been training with the Lion's Den for a little less than a year when he made his debut. In 1996, at a time when most people in the world (and the UFC) had no idea what they were doing on the mat, he was employing grappling fundamentals that were waaaay ahead of their time. Passing guard, armbars, kimuras, omaplatas, using the guard effectively, sweeps, properly applied chokes and more. He even managed to sub Olympic champion freestyle wrestler Kevin Jackson. Very impressive fighter whose skills were way ahead of the times, but you never hear his name mentioned. Ahead of the Times: A Jerry Bohlander Highlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU6KUisiCDE Anyway, I hope everyone in this community is doing well through the outbreak that we're dealing with. Also hope you enjoy the highlights.
  2. Wow, sounds like a huge comeback. Good on Burroughs.
  3. If you look at that picture you can clearly see Ben giving the thumbs up to the camera to show that he's ok. 100% confirmed that MMA is really the WWE.
  4. He reacted as well as he possibly could to this.
  5. I'm sorry, tough to follow what in this thread are predictions and what are results. Did the Zain/Yianni match happen already? What was the outcome?
  6. If Askren got 10-0 by JB, I can't even imagine what would happen in this one.
  7. Unsure if I should say you're welcome or I'm sorry in this instance.
  8. I was almost 100% sure this thread was going to have a picture of this:
  9. If you've seen my other thread that I've made here, you may know that I like making highlight videos. Watching the Final X events a few weeks ago got my hyped on wrestling and I've been rewatching old matches. I ended up going back to one of one of my favorite "Best of Three" match sets ever, Jordan Burroughs vs Kyle Dake at the US World Team Trials in 2017. What would you guys say are some of your favorite Trilogy rivalries?
  10. Hello all. I'm new here so if this thread is made in the wrong forum, mods please feel free to move it. I just wanted to share a few highlight videos I made chronicling some of the USA's own, Kyle Snyder, in matches from high school, junior nationals, world team trials and junior worlds in 2013 and 2014. This was a lot of fun making these, Snyder was such a beast at such a young age and is such an exciting wrestler to watch. I haven't posted on any wrestling forums like since I was wrestling in high school almost 20 years ago. Back then the internet was much more rudimentary and the availability to watch matches is about a million times what it once was. So if you've all seen these matches, my bad. If you like them or hate them, let me know what you guys think. I really enjoy ed going through these old matches and interviews and might make a few more. Thanks! Kyle Snyder "A Powerful Young Man" (High School Wrestling Highlight) Kyle Snyder "Learning the Ropes" (2013 Jr Nationals/World Team Trials Highlight) Kyle Snyder "Making a Name" (2013 Jr Worlds Highlight) Kyle Snyder "Reinforcing the Past" (2014 Jr Nationals/World Team Trials Highlight) Kyle Snyder "Giving Your All" (2014 Junior Worlds Highlight) Kyle Snyder "A Big Splash" (2015 NCAA, US Open, World Team Trials Highlight) Kyle Snyder "Powerful Wrestling" (2015 World Championship Highlights)
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