Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by milkywaygalxee**, Jan 2, 2013.
Is there actually anyone who really thinks he only wins because of his reach...?
Are they UFC fighters?
There are dumb people who think his length is the main reason why he is so successful.
It's not. It is his athleticism and wrestling background that helps him to win fights.
Rashad had a lot of success for his height and reach because he is strong and fast.
Edgar isn't long limbed and tall for a lightweight at all but his cardio, chin and speed helps him to win fights.
X only wins because of size and reach, is clearly absurd.
I believe those who assert that, may mean this:
-More likely to be hit
-If hit more frequently,
-more likely to be KO'd,
-and therefore more likely to lose
^Now, you'd have to assume his durability is lacking.
Thing is, he'd still have his wrestling base, and fight IQ. Considering he uses his body type to his advantage now, perhaps he wouldn't even fight at LHW if he had, let's say, a 74 inch wingspan and was 6'1".
this is the mutherfuckin truth man
you hit it right on the nail
If that were the case then I'm sure The freakshow & Corey Hill would be in the run in for the Lw Goat, not teeny tiny BJ.
schilt literally IS ivan drago
You should ask your mom about the effectiveness of Jon's size and reach.
PS: I kid I kid
He IS skilled, and so are his opponents. He has physical attributes that he uses well and turns into advantages. It's part of the game, LHW is his sweet spot for now and there is nothing wrong with that.
Its more complicated than that, jones wins with amazing wrestling unorthadox striking and amazing fight iq. He though is not a silva standard striker and his wrestling has been nullified before just rampage didn't have a veried enough striking game to take advantage.
Long story short his size is not everything but it is not anything.
It says nothing, because that's not why he wins.
It's like saying that JDS won all of the fights he has just because of his knockout power. He still had to implement it.
He's also the best martial artist the ufc has ever seen
Cough cough gsp
Lol. I feel you. I think all the current champs are great.
Jones is the most innovative which to me is the definition of martial arts.
Not taking anything away from the other champs, who are all beasts.
You sir are a gentleman, wish all sherdoggers were the same can't argue with your definition my thoughts are that ultimate ma is the most well rounded. He is very unorthadox and wellrouded though I feel that this is being ironed out of him by gj.
I see people complaining about his reach, but not many claiming that its the only thing that lets him win, but it is a big advantage for him. However reach is not against the rules and it's up to the other guys to figure out how to beat him.
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