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Reachy fighters who've never used eye pokes but could have to turn things their way.

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  1. deltapapha Brown Belt

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    I just watched a hand full of gifs of JJ blatantly using eyepokes to manipulate the fight. I had actually forgotten that he did that. My question is who are other reachy fighters that you can tell could probably have gotten away with it like Jones but who were not assholes enough to do so?

    Or is it pretty universally used by tall long armed fighters at critical junctures of the fight?
     
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  3. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Repeated eye pokes have little to do with a fighters reach, and moreso to do with them being a douchopotomus
     
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    Lol @ you saying that. Back to the subject Fulton by far.
     
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    Dhalsim comes to mind. Good reach advantage but never pokes the eyes.

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    So is it really difficult not to do it? I have seen people defending Jones with that claim. It seems to me just by watching the clips that Jones uses eyepokes as a calculated technique.
     
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    No can defend. Eye pokes are game changers brah. The different between chumps and the GOAT

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    Bones doesn't just poke eyes, he shish-kabobs them
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    Diaz bros.
     
  11. deltapapha Brown Belt

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    Mannnnn, all of a sudden, even though I've known about this all along it is just totally changing my whole outlook on his wins. I know this is well saturated territory and I don't want to beat a dead horse but dude, he's dirty. I just needed to remind myself of this.
     
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    You know pretty much every eyepoke in history looks pretty much exactly like this when looped like that right
     
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    Eye poke GOAT
     
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    I once got a thumb to the eye from a guy with a much shorter wingspan than I. Hurt like a bitch that I did last night.
     
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    Gegard Mousasi. The dude has quite long arms.
     
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    Eye pokes are part of the game, you gotta train those eye poke blocks bro.

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  17. deltapapha Brown Belt

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    So it's not reflexive. No fighter just unavoidably does it with any degree of regularity unless they are using it as a calculated technique. Like the dude above said it means the difference between chump and GOAT.

    I have often gotten the impression of JJ that he would use just about any dirty technique he could if he thought he could get away with it. As it turns out eyepokes are one of those things you can get away with. Therefore he uses them.
     
  18. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    In theory all fighters could do it. Everybody gets one freebee, might as well use it.
     
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    Gegard is p4p classiest fighter. Never fouls, ever.
     
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    I think they need harsher penalties for fouls in MMA. It's absurd that you can stick your fingers in your opponents eyes or kick them in the balls and often only be threatened with losing a point, not even actually lose a point. Meanwhile, those fouls could affect the recipient negatively for the remainder of the fight. It shouldn't be advantageous to foul your opponent. You should be in serious danger of losing if you fight that way.
     

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