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Good luck simulating him in a practice setting.

 

I can see disadvantage from bottom. On his feet? Not unless the refs got really aggressive with stalling. He forces the opponent to wrestle his match in neutral, whether they like it or not.

 

Because it's not like just about every 125 pounder wrestlers a lot of their matches with one knee on the ground, or anything.

 

 

Well to be fair, wrestling in that low tripod one knee down style is not the same thing to wrestling with one leg... the other foot is always there able to be attacked, or there to help with balance & power in springing forward.

 

Even if you had a REALLY good wrestler friend who would practice with you with one legged (folded backwards towards the butt with tape or wraps) its not the same as going up against someone who has perfected his style while balancing on one leg.

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Good luck simulating him in a practice setting.

 

I can see disadvantage from bottom. On his feet? Not unless the refs got really aggressive with stalling. He forces the opponent to wrestle his match in neutral, whether they like it or not.

 

Because it's not like just about every 125 pounder wrestlers a lot of their matches with one knee on the ground, or anything.

 

 

Well to be fair, wrestling in that low tripod one knee down style is not the same thing to wrestling with one leg... the other foot is always there able to be attacked, or there to help with balance & power in springing forward.

 

Even if you had a REALLY good wrestler friend who would practice with you with one legged (folded backwards towards the butt with tape or wraps) its not the same as going up against someone who has perfected his style while balancing on one leg.

 

And nobody who had to wrestle Cael Sanderson could get a workout partner that could hit them with that ankle pick.

 

And nobody who had to wrestle Brock Lesnar could get a workout partner with that much strength.

 

And nobody who had to wrestle Burroughs could get a workout partner that could blast them with an unstoppable double leg.

 

And so on.

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Because it's not like just about every 125 pounder wrestlers a lot of their matches with one knee on the ground, or anything.

 

 

Well to be fair, wrestling in that low tripod one knee down style is not the same thing to wrestling with one leg... the other foot is always there able to be attacked, or there to help with balance & power in springing forward.

 

Even if you had a REALLY good wrestler friend who would practice with you with one legged (folded backwards towards the butt with tape or wraps) its not the same as going up against someone who has perfected his style while balancing on one leg.

 

And nobody who had to wrestle Cael Sanderson could get a workout partner that could hit them with that ankle pick.

 

And nobody who had to wrestle Brock Lesnar could get a workout partner with that much strength.

 

And nobody who had to wrestle Burroughs could get a workout partner that could blast them with an unstoppable double leg.

 

And so on.

 

I get what your saying but IMO there's a big difference between them. There are lots of guys who can hit ankle picks in the same style as Cael, obviously they won't be exact since he was the best ankle picker in the world but you could train for it definitely with good collegiate ankle pickers. Same with Brock Lesnar, get a few huge 300 lb football players to go at you while your tired and granted its not the same thing as that kind of wrestling specific brute strength he used but at least vaguely similar.

 

The same can't be said with Robles. You cannot get training partners to mimic a style that they are not psychically capable of mimicking, wrestling on one knee with two legs is still wrestling with two legs.

 

Not being able to beat someone no matter how much preparations/training you do (like against a JS or CS) is not the same as not being able to get trainers parters to practice against a known opponents style.

 

Though I think he's great for wrestling and is a true champ, this sport is all about making the best of bad situations so more power to him.

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