GSP Credits Karate Not Wrestling For His Takedown Ability
“That’s what I use for my takedown, the shoot, that people see, it’s zero wrestling. It has nothing to do with my wrestling. My wrestling is once I get that leg, I’ll finish the takedown. But how I get in and out is because of karate. People are like, ‘no way, Karate, no.’ And I’m like, ‘yes.’ Karate allows me to cut the distance and take the people down. I have a very good single, a very good double and very good penetration. It’s because of my leg, the way I do it, and the timing is because of my karate. I wrestle, too, but my karate is primary. Before I started wrestling, I was a karate guy pure.”
UFC Welterweight champion GSP, told Joe Rogan during Rogan’s podcast that he doesn’t give credit to his wrestling training for his takedowns inside the cage.
Karate? That’s what the champ says gives him the abilities to retain his title.