For the people making excuses for the poor boxing defense in MMA

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  1. Iman Barlow

    Iman Barlow the boss

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    Look at Rocky Marciano. His gloves are barely larger than modern day MMA gloves and he almost never uses them to cover up. Instead it's all movement

     
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    look at all those kicks and knees.
     
  3. Iman Barlow

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    accolyte1022 Fighting Giants

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    This all day.



    How good was Marciano's TDD?
     
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  6. Iman Barlow

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    look at how gsp changed the game with a simple jab
     
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    This is so fucking stupid, watch his fights and then imagine that his opponents could throw step-in knees and head kicks.
     
  8. Forever Young

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    you're a goddamned moron if you think that "proper" boxing defense does you any fucking good when you aren't in a boxing match.
     
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    the ax murderer Looking At The Stars.

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    Remember that time Kimbo had a boxing match and exposed boxers terrible TDD when he got dazed?
     
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    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    Those are bag gloves. It's not like they were fighting in those.
     
  12. Iman Barlow

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    While fighting in the pocket?
     
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    What's your point?
     
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    Karelinator Bulgarian pursuittt Platinum Member

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    Some of the best MMA fighters had/have some good boxing defense in their primes.

    Majority of won't ever be really good at more than 1 field, mastering it all takes special individual.

    Not sure why it's so hard to grasp.
     
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    Don't forget take down attempts
     
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    I'm reality a lot of stand up fights in recent years have been largely punches moreso than kicks and knees
     
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    Wasn't his jab made more effective due to his dominant wrestling? He has a really long reach and jabs his opponent to death if the other guy commits to a kickboxing match and gets the upper hand then GSP shoots for the takedown. Look how effective his jabs was against hendricks (a good wrestler with lots of power in his hands). All of a sudden GSP's boxing wasn't so great.
     

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