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Jones' look away strikes

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  1. JerBeem White Belt

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    Anyone else notice that in the first round JJ was looking away prior to punching multiple times? Wondering if he was asked about it in any of the post fight interviews. Any thoughts on the strategy involved?
     
  2. frederick Red Belt

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    Just getting in his opponents' head. Confusing them, making them question themselves.
     
  3. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    I noticed that too. I kept saying "WTF is he looking at?!?"
     
  4. Emjay I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!!! DON'T KILL HIM!!!

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    He did that against Rampage too

    seems like a basic misdirection tactic
     
  5. jmac98 * Platinum Member

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    Yes.

    Look low, kick high type thing.
     
  6. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    It's a pretty common way of getting in your opponents head.

    I used it myself when I was fighting.
     
  7. ZERO THEORY Purple Belt

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    He looks over to Greg and the corner team to try and make his opponent think he's trying to make an adjustment. When the opponent tries to step in and capitalize, he snaps one off.
     
  8. Credo Proper Gold

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    JBJ wanted to touch gloves before every round must have driven DC to a menhtal patient.
     
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    I dont see it as any different than looking down and kicking high / vice versa.

    Its just misdirection.
     
  10. Deleroux Purple Belt

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    Machida vs. Mousasi
     
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    I was surprised no one was really talking about that after the fight. I had never seen a UFC fighter do that before.
     
  12. Luminaire Silver Belt

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    It's just a basic baiting tactic...

    Burkman was doing it to.

    It was a common tactic of Roy Jones, Prince Naseem, Anderson Silva etc... it's all designed to get your opponent to move forward and attack.
     
  13. Deleroux Purple Belt

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    It's not that uncommon.
     
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  15. CPH street lethal

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    He also looks away, cowers when being hit. Very high level technique.
     
  16. tracksuitfan Blue Belt

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    Ronaldinho style.
     
  17. GSP_37 Titanium Belt

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    Seemed stupid and vulnerable. DC could have headkicked him on the blindside. Not as good as UFC 65's GSP's look down and kick da 'ead or Werdum's "shoe laces untied".
     

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