Lack of Leg Kicks in UFC HW Division

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  1. Tankeray

    Tankeray The Progeny of Beast of Woe

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    To the best of my knowledge no one else at HW utilizes leg kicks as effectively as Pat Barry.

    Furthermore, why don't we see more fighters at this weight class that have an aggressive leg-kick attack, ala Barry or perhaps Barboza, Aldo, and Pettis (albeit in the lighter class)?

    Is it because hands pose more of a threat at HW, thus strong kickers may be more afraid to engage?
     
  2. ravifreitas

    ravifreitas Black Belt

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    It's because of the lack of good technical kickers.
     
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    Cain showed very good leg kicks in the Nogueira fight.
     
  4. Ray Finkle

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    But yes, you are, for the most part, correct. Speed/agility is the biggest reason. Most heavies throw high kicks at a glacial pace.
     
  5. Taric

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    What's up Rogan
     
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  7. Tankeray

    Tankeray The Progeny of Beast of Woe

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    Glad you said that- just curious why there hasn't been more of it in that division, as it is absolutely devastating, especially at a higher weight.
     
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    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

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    Historically or currently?

    Historically, there have been notable kickers. Cro Cop, Rizzo, Gonzaga, even Fedor was regarded as being a good kicker.

    Now? There are less. I feel part of it is the current HW game though. There were quite a few wrestlers in the division from about 2008-2011 or so and the guys on top are from that era.

    Honestly though, it's probably because HW lacks many dynamic fighters right now.
     
  9. Tankeray

    Tankeray The Progeny of Beast of Woe

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    Ah dammit lol. Now, time to get something resembling an alex grey tattoo!

    Leg kicks mang
     
  10. fearoth

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    Mitrione loves his leg kicks.

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  11. Tankeray

    Tankeray The Progeny of Beast of Woe

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    What I think as well.
     
  12. Tankeray

    Tankeray The Progeny of Beast of Woe

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    jesus lol
     
  13. The Bone

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    no mention of Pat Barry
    #iamdissapoint
     
  14. istay

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    TS mentioned him, that's why.
     
  15. Blah4

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    Bigfoot loves them

    One reason might be that big people move slower but have the same reaction time so it should be easier for another HW to catch them.
     
  16. mrsinister

    mrsinister Brown Belt

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    If Jones moves up we'll see more leg kicks.
     
  17. JOdrummerSH

    JOdrummerSH Polyrhythmic Preposter

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    Check out ray sefo's last fight in his org...he doestroyed some dudes legs worse than most old k1 fights and the dude toughed it out unbelievably and ended up beating his face in! awesome, awesome fight
     
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    Overeem was a K-1 champ, yet he throws few kicks and none at the head. You'd think he would throw some. No future Cro cop's on the horizon I guess.
     
  19. Obsidian

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    Pedro Rizzo had devastating leg kicks. Currently no HW really employs them with regularity.
     
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