Stipe and DC both have a very important weapon missing...

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  1. true_fan

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    They don’t have those nice head kicks! If Stipe wants to finish this quickly, then he better train those high kicks, don’t you think?
     
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    This is Heavyweight we're talking about. Not everybody can be as athletic as Mark Hunt.

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    Head kicking a guy with elite wrestling that's looking to take you down may not be the best strategy for Stipe. Just saying.
     
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    Ps, your forgetting that Kung fu theater kick D.C. Threw in the Mir fight, it was chilling.
     
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    "You think I'm gonna let you just kick me in the head Stipe?"

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    Have you ever had a good look at Stipe's body (no homo)? That is a guy not built for head kicks. Long torso and relatively short legs; in fact he's got the shortest leg reach in the HW division. That's right, fireplugs like Hunt and DC outdo him in that category. In fact, before he had back issues and started stretching exercises to mitigate it, he wasn't even limber enough to kick high!


    EDIT That being said...He did try a head kick in the Overeem fight, though it's easy to forget that since the next notable thing that happened was the Reem decking him. And I did lately read of someone -— I think one of the coaches he had on TUF — praising his high kicks, so maybe he's been working on them since the DC fight was booked?
     
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    I think a straight right from Stipe will do.
     
  9. ClosetVitorFan

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    Stipe is not a high kicker. He has short legs. Which is fine. Better lower center of gravity because DC is gonna go for those takedowns. I think Stipe can stuff most of them. But DC might get lucky and take him down once or twice. Stipe is strong enough to get back to his feet in a timely matter and he has wrestling of his own. High kicks would be a great weapon to have against DC. Especially since DC isn't even that tall, 5'10 tops. Jones really murked DC with that head kick.
     
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    Worked out well for Weidman :)
     
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    Obviously never seen DCs spinning shit.
     
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    The sport of leg kicking and checking with insane reflex time has improved immensely since Fedor vs Cro-Cop 12 years ago. Oh it hasn't? But current UFC is greatest ever just watch that Cormier kick and all the subs Cain has against 50 minutes of JDS pounding. The sport is evolving at such speeds I can't keep up anymore.
     
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    Jon Jones headkick = Stipe Miocic straight right
     
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    Stipe needs to box and DC needs to wrestle.
     
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    Stipe would be smart, in my opinion, to show Cormier a headkick... maybe even feign one.... but expect him to do his most important work with straight punches
     
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    Stipe can win via punching DC in the face
     
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    Wtf does this have to do with checking low kicks?
     
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    Disagree. Just because you don’t see that particualr weapon utilised in fights does NOT mean that they do not possess it, these are elite fighters. I’m sure that weapon is firmly planted in their arsenal, it will come out when necessary; I’m sure after the hardships and dedication of an MMA career, they are more than capable of a head kick
     
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    I don't know if that leg reach thing is a fact or not but I though it would've been Cain
     

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