Better for MMA (Long Torso, Short legs) or (Long Legs, Short Torso)

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  1. HC Daniel

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    Ive just had a discussion in another thread about this, i just wanted to know what other people think about it.

    My take on it is Long Legs, Short torso.

    I have the p4p best fighters in the world as an example:

    Jones and GSP.

    I expect many people to come by just to say this doesnt make any difference so dont worry you can flame if you want.
     
  2. Tea Cake

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    cardio and power + heart is better
     
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    Ricardo Arona.
     
  4. HC Daniel

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    Those are important aspects too, im just talking about the physical abilty.
     
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    You are putting way too much emphasis on body type and not enough on the things that matter far more.

    There are great long legged fighters like Anderson and Bones. There are also great fighters without very long legs like Fedor, BJ Penn, and Cain. They each had to adopt styles to favor their frames and athletic abilities. It's that simple (or complicated, depending on how you look at it).
     
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    This depends entirely on the style of the fighter. If they like to stay on the outside and strike long legs, short torso is better, if they like to wrestle and use top control and GnP short legs, long torso, if they are a BJJ fighter that is primarily a bottom guy, long legs short torso like Aoki, if they are a BJJ fiter that is primarily a top control guy, long torso/short legs is better like Arona and Tibau, it all depends on how they fight.
     
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    Trick question. Long arms with disproportionately short height is the best. Jon Jones is 6'4" with a 7'+ reach. GSP is 5'10" with a 6'4" reach. Those are probably the two guys who are least likely to lose as champions.
     
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    Big balls ... And a steel Muy Thai cup.
     
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    I wouldn't say GSP or Silva have short torso's. Other than that I think there are too many variables and it depends on how you use your body type to your advantage. Too much torso talk these days...
     
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    I think having one really long leg and one really long arm (on opposing sides) would be best.
     
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    Cormier has a long torso and short legs, so does Fedor.
     
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    This stuff only matters in the world of weight classes where your total body mass has to equal a certain amount. Realistically I'd want to have both long legs and a long torso while also carrying a fair deal of muscle (i.e. a more jacked struve) and the only thing that prevents that is weight limiting.

    In the context of MMA and weight classes, I'd argue that it depends on your style. A Hendo type Greco Roman wrestler needs a lot of torso strength whereas a collegiate guy like Davis needs the leg strength.
     
  15. HC Daniel

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    Fedor has a proportioned body.
     
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    there's no advantage to having long torso and short legs

    NONE
     

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