Jones trained without a mouthpiece for Gustafsson

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  1. MMALeBronJames

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    Apparently he trained without a mouthpiece and sparred with the likes of Condit, Browne, and Arlovsk to "increase awareness, improve head movement, and not take hits to the face". Do you think this plan worked? I know he lost his mouthpiece and just decided to train without it but do you think he should of trained with a mouthpiece?

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  2. joeyjoejoe

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    He certainly took those shots to the mouth like a champ. Jenna Jameson would have been proud.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Well, it's a good thing he had one in FOR the fight. As swollen as his mouth was while wearing one, that likely would have equaled half his teeth missing without.

    Not sure if training without one really helped. He certainly got clobbered in the mouth repeatedly, as evidenced by his swollen features post-fight.
     
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    That wasn't a good idea if true. He was going to have one in fight night, why not train with it?
     
  5. Bull Terrier

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    Awesome elbows, okay kicks, awful boxing.
     
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    Well that's an interesting theory I guess
     
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    That spinning elbow was awesome. That's like landing a front kick on Anderson.
     
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    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    sounds to strange to be true..

    source?
     
  9. ravifreitas

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    Haha exactly, why would he do that?
     
  10. servel20

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    This
     
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    faustian THE LOOSE CANNON Platinum Member

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    When I traned UFC I wouldn't even grapple without a mouthpiece forget about standup that's ridiculous
     
  12. MMALeBronJames

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  13. EmeliankoFan1

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    No, training without a mouth piece is dangerous to your teeth. It possibly has some application but its a dangerous way to train.

    Jones looked good in the standup so i would say his training has done him some good. He actually looked competent with Gus on the feet which is something I didnt think would happen.
     
  14. porcodio

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    If mma had just some basic bokinx skills life would be way nicer. How about a very simple right hook there? nope...a silly left with no power at all...
     
  15. SingleSpeed

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    training with a mouth-piece is harder cardiowise. His endurance seemed to fade a little bit in the later rounds though not as bad as Gus.
    So I'd say it didn#t work. Makes the last two rounds even more impressive, though.
     
  16. Nerdslayer

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    How? A front kick is the most basic kick in Karate.
     
  17. Frode Falch

    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    so it was true after all. what a strange thing to do..
     
  18. Reign009

    Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Lol no it's not.
     
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    That elbow didnt land from Gus. Or which one?
     

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