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  • n. Plural form of grappler.


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  • The Casino appearance kicked off what promises to be a world-wide tour for Hogan and his band of "grapplers".

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  • Would the Silva of 2006 really have taken five rounds and 25 minutes to defeat the likes of Maia and Leites, two pure grapplers with a clear aversion to any potential fisticuffs?

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  • They accept grapplers as young as four years of age, and they don't turn anyone away.

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  • Unable to call on the same collegiate wrestling background enjoyed by their American peers, British mixed martial artists have often run into trouble when pitted against superior grapplers.

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  • Of course, the conventional wisdom didn't apply when Penn fought Sean Sherk and both grapplers elected to box each other for three rounds.

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  • And of all the people in the town being victimized by vampires, witches and other bad things attracted to the hell hole in the ground, the big red guy with the large stone right hand befriends the masked grapplers — who, if anybody has read Hellboy comics for any length of time, knows they're exactly his kind of people.

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  • They rush in from the unlit corners, crabbing sideways with I-phones extended, trapping silicon sluts in their grapplers and fighting over the scraps until every shred of flesh is tagged and mapped.

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  • They gang-rush well traveled paths, pulsing and bunching, crabbing sideways and bouncing off walls with phones and cigarettes extended forward, trapping suburban sluts in their grapplers and fighting over the scraps until every shred of flesh is tagged and mapped.

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  • When asked whether any of the team's current grapplers ever beat him in practice, Sanderson pauses.

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  • These days the common conviction is that the mma grapplers are the baddest guys on the planet.

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