Who is your favorite UFC fighter?
31 Jan 08
Here are my favorites in each division: Lightweight - BJ Penn (because of his gifted talents in both grappling and striking) Welterweight - Georges St. Pierre (due to his versatility and conditioning) Middleweight - Dean Lister (world-class grappler) Light-heavyweight - Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (even though he lost to Forrest Griffin, he's great whenever he's in shape) Heavyweight - Fabricio Werdum (I don't really know why, but I tend to root for him quite a bit.) Randy Couture is not in the UFC anymore because he resigned and walked away due to some reasons.
• United States
2 May 08
If I had to pick just one I would say BJ Penn because of that wicked jiu jitsu "gogo plata" (a move I happened to have mastered myself). I too am a Blackbelt in jiu jitsu and can put my foot behind my head, too. The only difference is BJ can do it without using his HANDS!!! So I have to go with the "GRAPPLER on this one. Being someone who started out in "STRIKING" (trained for the GOLDEN GLOVES in boxing in my youth) and moved to be a Blackbelt in jiu jitsu I know full well that if you can take a hit (if you don't happen to dodge it in time) you can almost always "OWN" your opponent the second he puts one of his extremities (arms, legs, head) inside what I call your "RADIUS" (the six foot wide imaginary boundary circle around you) then it's ALL OVER!You can throw a "OMA PLATA" or a "GOGO PLATA" on him and make him either "TAP OUT" or "PASS OUT".
28 May 08
Yeah Jiu Jitsu interestingly that skills of fighting really dominated the UFC and capable of beaten physically strong opponent. Another example of that kind of fighter now is Lyoto Michida which i think can be the future champion of UFC. He is very defensive and the ground game is superb. When the fight against Sokajou he dominated him completely even though Sokajou is physically very strong opponent.
• United States
28 May 08
I agree with one of your favorites, but not the other. St. Pierre is one of my favorites, too. However, I couldn't care less about Liddell. I live in the same town as him (San Luis Obispo, CA). I've seen him walking (strutting is more like it) around town like some banty rooster with that stupid looking hair patch on his head he calls a mohawk. What, is he stuck in the '80s or something? And his fighting style is just out and out brawling. It's not a good display of skill, though he has the skills from years and years of wrestling. It seems to me he wastes his talent. I do like seeing him get beat by masters like Jeremy Horn, however. That's when jiu jitsu dominates striking any day! My favorite is still BJ Penn all the way!