How much reach does Jones have on DC?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by High Altitude, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. High Altitude

    High Altitude Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    4,122
    Likes Received:
    2,880
    Someone told me 12"!!!!!!

    Damn, how is DC going to get inside?

    Do you guys think DC is going to freeze up?

    Lots of fighters freeze up when fighting someone with a huge amount of reach on them since they have never fought someone, or even trained, under those conditions before.
     
  2. SevenDeadlySins

    SevenDeadlySins Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2014
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    62
  3. estranged

    estranged Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2014
    Messages:
    4,517
    Likes Received:
    5,414
    DC will use some amazing footwork to move in
     
  4. PolishHeadlock

    PolishHeadlock Putin Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    42,416
    Likes Received:
    38,182
    Location:
    Phila fucking delphia
  5. actionjaxon

    actionjaxon Orange Belt

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Messages:
    471
    Likes Received:
    0
    More than ever before,I believe.
     
  6. High Altitude

    High Altitude Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    4,122
    Likes Received:
    2,880
  7. SnowBlynd

    SnowBlynd Red Belt

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    9,920
    Likes Received:
    508
    Location:
    florida 561
    It's a foot of reach. But a foot may not be enough to stop DC
     
  8. wellsdj1

    wellsdj1 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    7,938
    Likes Received:
    631
  9. panamaican

    panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    35,238
    Likes Received:
    32,370
    It's not a foot of reach. The wingspan difference goes from outstretched arm to outstretched arm, no one fights one their wingspan. So it's probably more like 3-5 inches of actual difference. Still huge though.
     
  10. whimsical1

    whimsical1 White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2014
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think it's likely substantially more than 3-5 inches. DC's back looks at least at broad as Jon's, so that 12 inch difference is all in the arms. Divide the 12 inches in half and you get 6 inches per arm.

    And if DC's back is broader than Jon's (which it appears to be), then the reach advantage is even more than 6 inches. That's huge.
     
  11. Fight Professor

    Fight Professor Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    18,096
    Likes Received:
    12,344
    Fighters are using their shoulders and back by standing sideways and extending themselves. So it is still part of their reach. Mark Hunt showed it perfectly during the Kongo knockdown.

    Jones also has very long fingers (probably 2" longer than DC) which should reduce the effective reach difference. But as we all know, that Jones really taking advantage of that.
     
  12. Combat Wombatt

    Combat Wombatt Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    4,609
    Likes Received:
    2,052



    This.




    Unlike someone like Lesnar who has a long reach but very wide back. It also matters on how he utilizes his reach and punches.
     
  13. doomy200

    doomy200 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Messages:
    3,885
    Likes Received:
    165
  14. jimmyfingers

    jimmyfingers Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    Under Fire
    yea, about a whole foot if I remembered correctly.

    Either way, some will be disappointed, some shall be left in ecstasy. Some will get pussy tonight, others will not. When was the last epic battle you saw other than a 2 min worthless scrap and then TKO? Hunt vs Bigfoot?

    Announce the rematch already.
     
  15. SevenDeadlySins

    SevenDeadlySins Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2014
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    62
    Oh we always need more JJ/DC threads.
     
  16. prikoke

    prikoke Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Messages:
    4,533
    Likes Received:
    886
    It's 12 inches officially, but Cormier curls his fingers. The functional difference is more like 18 inches.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.