Reach Advantages! FFS!!!

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  1. BlueSlims

    BlueSlims Green Belt

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    Im sick of this crap! People trying to "expose" reach advantages.

    "If having a longer reach is an advantage why isnt Struve the champion?"

    or more recently:
    "Thank you Bendo and Nelson for exposing reach advantages"

    Having a longer reach IS an advantage!But that doesnt mean having a reach advantage makes you unbeatable!

    Reach isnt the only reason why Jon Jones is sucsessfull... BUT IT CERTAINLY HELPS! Jon Jones knows how to use in reach well. That doesnt mean every fighter does. Being a good fighter is about using your advantages well. Jones is good because he uses what is has well, while Struve doesnt use his reach as well.

    Its like if I said weight means nothing. If weight advantages mean everything why didnt Hong Man Choi beat Fedor?

    Obviously weight and reach is an advantage but it isnt everything.
     
  2. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    I disagree with the making of this thread.
     
  3. OldManGrip

    OldManGrip Brown Belt

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    there are a lot more examples than bendo and nelson in fact in the last 3 events the guy with the shorter reach won 52% of the time, barry etc
     
  4. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Silver Belt

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    This
     
  5. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

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    so is having an iron chin

    honestly i would rather have an iron chin in MMA than excessive long reach
     
  6. DarthChen731

    DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    Oh look, another thread about why reach is/isn't the most important thing for a fighter.
     
  7. MED PUCSP

    MED PUCSP Banned Banned

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    you and me both
     
  8. misfitofscience

    misfitofscience Brown Belt

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    In sports, you take advantage of your physical gifts in order to win. Not complicated.
     
  9. Rolento

    Rolento old sherdog was better

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  10. BrainLeakage

    BrainLeakage Red Belt

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    So is having good bjj, it's an advantage.
     
  11. EmeliankoFan1

    EmeliankoFan1 Red Belt

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    Meh seems like a troll thread to me, this guy could of taken a clue from the thread he stole this idea from or did a search and he could of contributed to the countless threads on this one said topic.
     
  12. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit CANCEROUS POSTER Platinum Member

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    TS, have a cup of tea and take some deep breaths.
     
  13. TheMax

    TheMax Blue Belt

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    Reach is a factor.

    It's not the only factor.

    Is there anything else you need explained to you?
     
  14. Hanoi Rox

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    Interesting stat.
     
  15. chanwahyaoh

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    Thank you TS for singlehandedly clearing up the hot-button issue of the past week.
     

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