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Jon Jones Pressure - Why does everyone move backwards?

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  1. ChangeIsComing Black Belt

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    This is something that has bothered me over the years and I credit Jone for being so strong in this area as he constantly pushes forward to control the pace of the fight and ensure his opponent is reacting instead of initiating. But FFS why do all of his opponents fall into this trance?? The guys that have had the most success are the ones that pushed back or stood their ground and when they stopped doing that he took over e.g. DC and Gus.

    What exactly is it that causes everyone to change their gameplan and become reactionary to the champ instead of pushing their skills on him? Or standing their ground and not allowing him to hold his range etc. It is extremely frustrating to watch as it seems everyone he fights folds into that mentality and is forced to work from there. My question is, why do they all do it??? What exactly has JJ shown over the years that would cause this panic and fear that so many fighters have to meet him in the middle and hold their ground? I personally feel that is where he gets beaten.

    DC was the only one that didn't back peddle and cycle away constantly he did sometimes but not that whole damn fight.
     
  2. dildos Titanium Belt

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    i guess the fighters fear their eyes will get poked when he is advancing.
     
  3. n.diazismylife1999 Red Belt

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    Because they prefer to counter-strike rather than initiating every time against Jones' 50 feet long arms. Worked for Reyes, aside from the shitty judging (and the judges weren't even watching the fight).
     
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    Anyway I think its Jones' fight IQ, and the diversity in his attacks. You never know where his next attack is coming from... oblique kick, spinning elbows, teeps, TD, clinch.... so many ways to get hit and it makes people tentative.
     
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    they didnt watch a wmma fight
     
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    Ignore that guy. He's been salty about the Bones loss all day.
     
  8. moogie101 Brown Belt

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    I'm guessing they are backing off the save their eyes from being poked or their knees from being stomped. But lets not pretend regardless of your view of who won the fight that Reyes wasn't effective off the back foot.
     
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    lol ive watched him defend jones to the core as if he is family.

    really bizarre.
     
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    Black brother from another mother..
     
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    aka over the top crazy fan.
     
  12. Rockapotomuss Brown Belt

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    Jones is so far ahead of everyone else in understanding fighting. The two times Reyes pressed forward was when Jones pretended to be hurt so Reyes would dump all his energy. Was a masterful performance by the champ.
     
  13. Patman Brown Belt

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    I agree. Sometimes backwards isn’t safer. It’s like when prime Cro Cop was walking everyone down. Then Fedor said fuck that and crowded his space when they fought. Completely threw Mirko off his game.
     
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    Ahahaha your so salty. Just log off, your hurting your already negative reputation.
     
  15. Fesaine Black Belt

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    It's because of his takedown threat. And he's nearly impossible to hit clean when he's being defensive and moving backward.
     
  16. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    None of these answers are even close to correct honestly. It’s because of the pace. Jones is putting a pace and willing to stay in engaging range, while most fighters need breaks.
    Not is it just because it takes energy to continue to exchange in this zone, but you need to truly be an efficient striker. It’s very easy to spaz out when someone is standing right in front of you yet not getting hit clean.

    Which is why guys like Gus and Cormier can push forward because they are also great strikers for mma standards. But Cormier couldn’t keep that pace and Gus can’t defend the TD
     
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    black magic
     
  18. Captain Herb 10000 Likes

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    Yeah, pretending to be hurt is a great strategy when you're trying to win on the cards
     
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    No one did
     
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    i watched some Girl american Football … wmma is not worth my time lol

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