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How can a 205er land so many flush head kicks

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Queen B, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Queen B He / Him / His

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    and not even phase their opponent? Do you guys agree that Jon Jones is a point fighter and uses his reach to score without hurting opponents?
     
  2. Bob Gray Deadlights Belt Platinum Member

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    Because he's not a power striker.
     
  3. AJ Garcia Level 10 Keyboard warrior Professional Fighter

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    Because Gus has an iron chin.
     
  4. JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Nice to see that you keep a consistent level of posting in all the forums of sherdog.
     
  5. VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    He doesn't have good 1-shot power, which is an argument in favor of moving to HW being tougher than people think.
    80-90% of the fighters there do have it.
     
  6. chinarice Steel Belt

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    lol throws a headkick just to score points.

    Just stop.
     
  7. SingerAuto Purple Belt

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    For real LOL


    A guy is going to try the hardest strike to land and the easiest to get taken down on just to score points.

    Screw jabs or leg kicks, let's use head kicks to score points
     
  8. SewerPirate Brown Belt

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    Lol so many reasons to criticize Jones, and you made up one that makes no sense.
     
  9. Starman Black Belt

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    If you're referencing Jones/Gus it's because Gus blocked those kicks, Joe Rogan.
     
  10. Scyther Banned Banned

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    This. If Jones lands those head kicks on almost anyone else in the division he landed on Gus, they're rocked or KO'd.

    What do you expect from these types they try to criticize Jones any chance they get. now they're trotting out the idea that Jones is a point fighter and the new GSP.
     
  11. chinarice Steel Belt

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    What Johnny Hendricks does with his wrestling = point fighting.
     
  12. WildShrimper The King

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    Lol so now Jones is a point fighter? Guy is violent and malicious, as they would say.
     
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    lol
     
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    Jones gets increased force by reducing the contact area of his strike so instead of a pound it is more of a pierce
     
  15. Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    Of course, it is completely inconceivable that his past three opponents have all been physically and mentally tough and could absorb things that would crumble lesser fighters.
    ZINGED
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  16. Vil7 Silver Belt

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    Body kicks are more susceptible to takedowns.
     
  17. Bones245n4847 Red Belt

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    Jon Jones has turned the rest of the 205 class into over blown middle weights and Heavyweights that sacrificed their full capacity to cut weight and fight at 205.
     
  18. MJ1432 Yellow Belt

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    I think the point fighter criticism is pretty silly, given his finishing percentage vs top guys. However, this is also something I've noticed a lot, and I don't think the "lacking one strike power" is really a compelling explanation for kicks in the same way it is for punches. I think the main issue is one of form, he kicks to the target, not through the target, so guys tend to be able to eat his kicks. Compare a Jones kick to like the kick Cro Cop finished Silva with, look how Cro Cop just drives his leg through Wand's head compared to how Jones kicks then retracts almost as soon as he hits the target. It's a safer way to kick in terms of balance and defense, but I do wish he'd really put his hips through a bit more, cause I think he'd be getting some finishes.
     
  19. SamuraiWolf Brown Belt

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    Points fighter? No. He has has enough finishes that he isn't lumped into that category. However he does lack that pop in a lot of his strikes. It's not like he hasn't finished a fight in 5 years. Also he's fought some guys who are very durable in his last 3 fights. I don't like Jones. Not even a little bit. But I'm not going to short change him on his abilities.
     
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    Boring thread. Try harder next time Ts.
     

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