Working the body in mma

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  1. podsox

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    Is it the most underutilized tool currently in mma? It seems that every fight is filled with head hunting and leg kicks while standing. Eddie vs gaethje is one of the few times in recent memory that s guy actually attacked the body.
     
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    Definitely not used enough.
     
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    Body shot vs head shot..

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    Body work is a very high risk low reward when you have at best 25 minutes ti end the fight and the only thing the adversary needs to do to rest is LnP/WnS on you for 10 minutes without worrying.
    Ask RDA.
     
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  7. SCTwins

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    Body shots are way underutilized in MMA, unless you are Nick Diaz.

    Sooooo many times guys burn themselves out punching an opponents arms against the cage. I would love to see more body shots. They are debilitating and can easily change the course of the fight. Everyone wants the big overhand KO punch.
     
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    Paul would work Max like a used condom in a Boxing ring.
     
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    Everytime I read a Max Holloway quote my brain automatically plugs in "and the best is blessed baby!" after it in that high nasally voice
     
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    And Max would take his lunch money literally anywhere else.
     
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    Body shots on the ground are even more underutilized. How many times do we see people turtled up protecting their heads and the fighter on top just sits there looking for an opening instead of banging the body? They often don't even do it when they have mount and the fighter on the bottom is trying to protect his head.

    I'm not a fighter so the only reason i can think of for why they don't do this more is they're afraid of gassing.
     
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    Body shots do have their place in mma, but not as much as they do in boxing.
     
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    Something like...
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    Max Holloway has made a career out of going to the body.
     
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    It's too bad RDA couldn't get off more. I re-watched him vs. Nate recently and after 4-5 kicks Nate could barely walk. I wish he had more space to work, but Colby smothered him.
     
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    He hurt Colby twice one with a knee early in the fights and another with a nice body shot. Really never went back to the body after the 2nd rd
     
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    Max vs Do Bronx was a good example...
     
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    Not in boxing tho.
     
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    For some reason that image doesn't work on sherdog but I was able to copy and paste the link and it worked. And yes, that's a good example. One of the best was GSP's rematch with Matt Serra where he kneed the hell out of his body.
     
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