Heavyweights' kicking ability

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  1. Ruthless_swag

    Ruthless_swag Purple Belt

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    Why do we see very few heavyweights throw head kicks, spinning hook kicks, axe kicks and even push kicks? That's why I feel like Jones is the most complete fighter ever because he can do almost every move that exists in martial arts. I am a huge DC fan but Jones's ability to throw kicks and the way he utilizes elbows is really amazing to watch.

    Who are some of the current fighters that are capable of consistently launching high kicks?
     
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  2. Reign009

    Reign009 Black Belt With Them Posts

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    Because HWs are generally less athletic.

    And this thread is really more about Jon Jones.
     
  3. Mike K.O

    Mike K.O To the death, Georges

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    B4 Cormier HK gif
     
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    Inb4 Cormier Taekwondo master GIFs
     
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  5. Reign009

    Reign009 Black Belt With Them Posts

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    Speaking of kicks at HW... There's this guy.

     
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    INB4 Crocop
     
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    Most less athletic than others. If we're being honest about the heavyweight division. Athleticism hardly matters when half the power of an average heavyweight can KO anyone in the division. It is a puncher's division. Always has been.

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    Dick
     
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  9. Ruthless_swag

    Ruthless_swag Purple Belt

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    fucking love that guy. his kicks are unreal. wish we saw more guys like cro cop.
     
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    No UFC HW kicks like Cro Cop. The man could throw any kick in the game.
    Honorable mentions: JDS, Pat Barry, Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem.
    F*ck Gonzaga too.
     
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    Lol. Almost.
     
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    Volkov, Struve.
    Shawn Jordan
     
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    Everyone has all kinds of questions about why this or that about HW.

    The answer is always the same.

    Because there are a lot less human beings that size so there is a smaller talent pool to pick from. There are other reasons too but that's the main one.
     
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    Shame Fabricio popped
     
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  16. Ruthless_swag

    Ruthless_swag Purple Belt

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    has reem thrown head kicks though? hunt as well? can't remember. lol. been a while.
     
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    Black beast has a nice heavy kick on him
     
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    Alexander Volkov has real nice kicks
     
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    Most seem to struggle throwing hands for more than 3 minutes, I think high kick are asking a lot.
     
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