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Fighters with a Tell

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  1. ReadWrite Banned Banned

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    Have you seen any moves or looks where a UFC fighter accidentally and unknowingly reveals his intentions?

    tell

    n. A reflexive, often habitual behavior, especially one occurring in a context that often features attempts at deception by persons under psychological stress (such as a poker game or police interrogation), that reveals information that the person exhibiting the behavior is attempting to withhold.

    * Matt Brown, for example, and probably more than any UFC fighter, gets a really animated face just before he goes ballistic. It's kind of funny.

    * Chuck Liddell used to have a tell, too. (No surprise; there are famous gifs of his emotional reactions.)

    Who else?
     
  2. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Dan Henderson and Kos stances in general are both tells. You know all they want to do is throw the big right.
     
  3. blitzk Red Belt

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    Jones hand grabbing announcing hellbows are coming.
     
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    Machida has the opposite of a tell. Dat fake leg kick to head kick be deadly.
     
  5. Back in the dark ages before the coming of Chris, whenever Anderson dropped his hands it usually meant that the guy in front of him was about to get KO'd. Shit they knew it too half the time.
     
  6. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Watch when Lyoto Machida catches Tito with the leaping knee.

    The way he shakes his hands just before that is something that he often does just before the knee
     
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    He knocked Randy the fuck out by feinting a left round kick before jumping forward with a right front kick as well.. so crafty.
     
  9. tagnik Orange Belt

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    On a serious note, machida has that counter that shogun read and used to ko him
     
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    yushin okami has the e honda thing going on, according to anderson the spider
     
  12. rock2012 Purple Belt

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    Not sure if it is considered a tell, but tito telegraphs the shit out of his takedown attempts.
     
  13. Zap It's clobberin' time.

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    Legit lol!
     
  14. in the liver Mo froots

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    joe rogan is usually pretty good at spotting when someone is loading up a kick. and when you listen to him, you can see what he's saying, too.


    often goes OTT with choke attempts but his kick game is good
     
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    needs more gifs
     
  16. When he backs up get rdy to counter dat uppercut.
     
  17. OverhandLoop Purple Belt

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    Ellenberger grimaces before he leaps into his punches.

    Machida sometimes feints and then uses a slight pause before throwing a KO strike.

    Rashad, if I remember correctly, doubles or triples up on a jab before throwing an overhand right.

    Roy Nelson will straight up gallop in like a horse to throw his overhand right. The most blatant demonstration I've ever seen of it is when he nearly took minotauro's head off.
     
  18. bambammccoy Silver Belt

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    Korean Zombie does the same with his flying knee against the cage.
     
  19. pincmil Green Belt

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    I can't think of something specific, but oftentimes if a fighter is bouncing around and jumping at the beginning of round one and two, but before the third is somewhat motionless, it's often an indicator that fatigue has set in and it's time to make your move for a finish.
     
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    I guess when Vitor sort of drops to his back for no evident reason at all like he did versus Sakuraba and Jon Jones, that's somewhat of a tell that he's kind of confused, tired, and mentally frustrated at that point and running out of ideas. He did end up losing in those two bouts, but almost had that killer upset vs Jones in the beginning of the bout via armbar.
     

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