How good is DC's striking?

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  1. EvanSullivan

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    It seems like he has pretty good boxing to set up his takedowns, but in my opinion he's just a better version of Rashad. Don't get me wrong, his wrestling is probably the best in the UFC right now, but I think if or when he fights Jones, it will look similar to the Jones vs Rashad fight where Jones just stays on the outside and elbows him the whole time.
     
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    It's very good considering the fact that you're not gonna take him down and he can probably take you down.

    His overall game is fundamentally excellent. No exceptional strengths, but no real weaknesses either. Powerful with good combination punching, a nice jab and ability to hook off the jab, good kicks, great footwork.
     
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    its better than jons driving that's for sure
     
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    I don't think it's that good. His wrestling is what is good, and he has success standing because his opponents are more worried about getting taken down/clinching than getting hit.

    Inb4 the Bigfoot gif
     
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    Bigfoot's head is quite the melon, and DC smashed it like his name was Gallagher.
     
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    This basically. He's also very calm and fights smart. Good left hook as well. When he throws his overhand, he can get a takedown off it or he ducks under punches
     
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    Dc got good combos and hits hard,and integrates striking with wrestling seamlessly.
     
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    Its pretty good. Fast hands, good power.
     
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    awesome :icon_lol:
     
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    Well I mean, he did KO Bigfoot.
     
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    It's good. Not the best, but he can do damage with it. I like how in the fight against Hendo he mimicked Cain's standup with the shaking/shuffling of his hands. I would put JBJ, Gus and Rashad above him when it comes to striking at LHW, but that doesn't mean he can't put "dem paws" on those guys.

    DC gets better every fight, so it won't be too long until we see some crisper striking from him in the future.
     
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    and bigfoot kod feder
     
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    Everyone's striking is better than JBJ's driving.
     
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    Feder?

    Big Foot didn't knock out Fedor.
     
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    Better than Miocic's, comparing their performances against a human punching bag.
     
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    His striking is as good as it needs to be. Pretty much the same as Cain. He uses his wrestling first and foremost, can KO ground specialsits standing and can punish top fighters on the feet once he's worn them down.

    He'd get tooled by any pro boxer worth his stripes in a boxing match no doubt, but this is MMA. The threat of the TD gives him a lot of openings in the striking department.

    I think Cormier/Jones is a toss-up tbh.
     
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  19. Bigfoot Sylvia

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    Nah. My striking's worse than JBJ's driving. Every time I throw a punch I end up mangled round a tree in an expensive car. I try and turn my hips and everything but I just can't get it right. The funny thing is I can't ever recall driving a car. THAT'S how bad my striking is.

    Onion bath.
     
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    If you count a Doctor Stoppage as a KO then sure.
     

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