Jones' look away strikes

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  1. JerBeem

    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

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

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    I noticed that too. I kept saying "WTF is he looking at?!?"
     
  4. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    He did that against Rampage too

    seems like a basic misdirection tactic
     
  5. jmac98

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    Yes.

    Look low, kick high type thing.
     
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    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

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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

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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

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  11. FlexBelt

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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

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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

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    It's not that uncommon.
     
  14. punky brewster

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  15. CPH

    CPH Let's party

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

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    Ronaldinho style.
     
  17. GSP_37

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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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