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Wednesday, 10/02/2013, 10:32 am

‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim Says His Wrestling Would Shock GSP


UFC welterweight fighter, Dong Hyun Kim, will be fighting Erick Silva next week in a clash of two rising stars in the 170-lb. division.  According to the Korean fighter best known by his moniker, ‘Stun Gun,’ his superior grappling will not only help him defeat Silva at UFC Fight Night 29, it will even shock the welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, who has long been thought to have some of the best wrestling skills in mixed martial arts.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

Dong Hyun Kim, the UFC welterweight fighter popularly known as ‘Stun Gun,’ is in the final week of preparation leading up to his UFC Fight Night 29 co-main event fight against Erick Silva.  If you ask him how the fight will go, he’ll tell you that his superior wrestling will win.

But then he may keep talking about his wrestling skills, because according to Kim, his wrestling is the best at 170 lbs.

I think I am number one,” Kim told CorMMA.  “I’m the best wrestler and grappler in my division.  If I ever fight GSP, I can guarantee he would be shocked by my wrestling.  When I trained in America, a lot of the staff knew I was a good wrestler so they brought in NCAA Division 1 wrestlers.  Even the heavyweights could never take me down.  I also mix in my Judo background with my wrestling.  Even if they were stronger, I knew how to use that against them because of my Judo.  I am going to bother you for 15 minutes.  You won’t be able to just waltz in there and walk around.  Let us fight so we are forced to spend our last bit of cardio and will.  In the end, your lungs will burst from grappling me.”

Indeed, Kim’s game has largely depended on his grappling skills.  Of his 8 wins in the UFC, 7 have come from a judges’ decision.  He has been the kind of fighter to control the pace and position of the fight.

Against Erick Silva, that tactic has been proven possible, as Jon Fitch showed at UFC 153.  Of course, with almost a year since that fight and a slick submission victory in his last appearance, we can count on Silva to come prepared for Kim’s gameplan.

As for ‘Stun Gun’s’ talk of out-wrestling GSP, the road to that match begins next Wednesday with a win over Silva.

UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields takes place October 9 in Barueri, Brazil.  The main card will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7pm/4pm ETPT, following preliminary bouts airing on the same network and streaming on Facebook.


0 Responses to “‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim Says His Wrestling Would Shock GSP”

  1. allmightysandman says:

    Gee, never heard that before.

  2. UFC 84 Forever says:

    Don’t know about that but I won’t rule it out. We’ll see if it ever comes to that I suppose!

  3. Eric Dumas says:

    Everybody thinks they can kick GSP’s ass. Even Bendo wanted to give a try to GSP after GSP had an average fight against Nick Diaz. GSP looks like a small town boy and does not instill a lot of fear in his opponents as he is very laid back outside the cage. Though Kim is tough, GSP would have his way most likely. MMA is not Abu Dabi.

  4. KIDD433 says:

    This guy is another boring ass Okami. He better step it up, or his ass will be cut too

    • SGrulez1 says:

      Id much rather watch Okami than Kim. At least Okami can box and with throw a bit of GnP, but Kim just blankets people and does nothing. His fights with Siyar and Nate Diaz were brutally painful to watch. And im not usually one to complain about Lay and Pray, but he is much more boring than like Fitch or GSP or Okami

      • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT"Marquardt says:

        SORRY but no one is more boring than GSP, Fitch and Sheilds, not even stun gun. When’s the last the last time you have seen GSP, shields or Fitch judo throw someone half way across the cage. Yes Stun gun is a blanket but nothing even remotely as boring as GSP, Fitch, sheilds

        • Sasquatch says:

          SURE that why GSP’s the PPV king.. apparently your spread of hatred isn’t working on everyone.

  5. confucius says:

    shocks GSP meanwhile boring the rest of the world to fucking death

  6. Thesire says:

    He should fight Ben askren If he thinks his wrestling is so good lol

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