T Nation

How would a Pro Bodybuilder do in MMA?

Rob must be trolling. No one can spout such drivel and actually believe it. Almost all atheletes lift and of course have atheletic builds. Most mma fighters that I know (and that’s plenty) do not lift like bodybuilders. Sakuraba is considered one of the greatest submission artists competing today. Seeing as his background is Olympic wrestling (I believe he was an alternate for Japan in the O Games) I find it hard to believe you could classify him as a striker. Most people wouldn’t even place Rutten or Ruas in the top 10 for HW’s. Minataouro is #1 right now (with Barnett pulling up behind). For a fighter without the atheletic look do a search on Josh Barnet.

molsonman, I assume you’re Canadian… do you train?