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Old 01-23-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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Alexander Gustafsson's reach is nothing special

Consider this a public service announcement. I see people all the time saying "Gustafsson's got the reach advantage!", especially recently when talking about the Lil' Nog fight.

Gustafsson's reach is 76.5". Here are the reaches of some other top LHW's:
  • Lil' Nog - 75"
  • Dan Henderson - 71"
  • Shogun Rua - 76"
  • Rashad Evans - 75"
  • Phil Davis - 79"
  • Forrest Griffin - 77"

His reach is very average for a LHW. His striking is deserving of praise, but please refrain from talking about a great reach advantage which simply doesn't exist. Thank you.

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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Gustafsson's got the reach advantage!

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:02 AM   #4
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This is the first ive heard on the subject

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:05 AM   #5
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Well... reach isn't everything!

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:10 AM   #6
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Lil Nog and Henderson both have 74" reaches. Gustafsson's is just above average. Rampage is at 73", Machida is at 74", and Jones is at 84.5. Overall, Gustafsson has good reach, thus, usually has the reach advantage.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:14 AM   #7
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Reach isn't everything like so many people think.

If that was true then Struve would be the best HW ever, even got the height advantage and experience on most guys.. some people are just that skilled. Right now Gustaffson is on a tear, but I think once he fights another very good wrestler like Phil Davis again he'll probably lose unless he can get the submission.

I know Matyushenko is a good wrestler, but man, look at his age.. that DOES have an effect. Dan Henderson is amazing for his age, but he wasn't nearly as fast or explosive as he was in Pride, also his cardio isn't as good either, but he's still one of the very best and likely always will be.

MMA Hall of Fame imo, guy's a true legend. I also really hope he never loses in any type of TKO or real KO, that would be a sad, sad day for the MMA world..

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:18 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Lil Nog and Henderson both have 74" reaches. Gustafsson's is just above average. Rampage is at 73", Machida is at 74", and Jones is at 84.5. Overall, Gustafsson has good reach, thus, usually has the reach advantage.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:20 AM   #9
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He will be Jones biggest competition.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:23 AM   #10
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Gustaffson is 6'5 which is 77 inches tall; and has a 76 1/2 inch reach.

His reach is completely normal for his height.

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