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Shoulder strikes in the clinch are easy power uppercut KOs

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by superpunch, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. superpunch Banned Banned

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    They seem so easy to land. And they're so quick to land and throw. And they're so powerful. They seem so obvious. Why has no one ever thrown these with bad intentions before?
     
  2. smalliebiggs Blue Belt

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    people have. Jones for example. Jones has tried EVERYTHING. legal or otherwise
     
  3. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    If you're easily KO'ing your opponents with shoulders in the clinch then it's time to look into things.

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  5. DelanoRunnymede Purple Belt

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    Clinch doesn't often end up in a position to throw shoulder strikes effectively. Especially not the same strike 3 times in a row with zero adjustment or attempt at adjustment from your opponent.
     
  6. kingghidrah Purple Belt

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    Most fighters are tired af in the clinch. It's where they rest. Which is why the shoulder strike works, when a guy is resting.

    Cowboy had already gotten rocked trying the takedown, and was re-setting in the clinch, and Conor pressed the attack. Jones did it to Rashad when Rashad was trying to take a break in the clinch.

    But most of the time both fighters are trying to take a break.
     
  7. OneManGang Brown Belt

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    KOing anyone with a shoulder strike can only be done if you run from the other side of the octagon and tackle your opponent football style - shoulder to head. Shoulder strikes to head from the clinch are like foot stomps - just an annoyance.
     
  8. RiotWyatt Black Belt

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    There was an attempt to stop the strikes. Only the wrong one. Cowboy was rocked from the knee/thigh and thought those were elbows that were hitting him.

    His adjustment was to control the elbow that he thought was hitting him.
     
  9. DivineMind Banned Banned

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    No excuse for getting hurt by shoulder strikes.
     
  10. [email protected] Yellow Belt

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    Another day another Conor thread.
     
  11. DelanoRunnymede Purple Belt

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    He controlled Conors left arm from the initiation of the clinch, before the first shoulder was thrown though, then stayed there for all 3 shoulder strikes.

    What you say about being rocked makes so much sense now because I did wonder why he would stay in that position, and think he was being hit with elbows when he actually had his hand on Conors left arm controlling it.
     
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    Donald just ate bombs from Justin not too long before, it was easy pickings
     
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    He was staggered from the knee. If you watch the slomo you see it hits him straight in the temple and his movement gets wonky going into the clinch.

    Regardless with or without adjustments, the shoulder strikes broke his nose and possibly the orbital (follow up GNP could have possibly)
     
  14. eighterumg5 Black Belt

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    They are only powerful on weak ass chins
     
  15. Gas121 Purple Belt

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    Because only smart and elite fighters incorporate these kind of shots.
     
  16. Big Tuppy Hole Gold Belt

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    Becsuse clinch boxing is a forgotten art. Theres no expert practitioner's around because it lent its self to sports that died out years ago.
     
  17. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt Double Yellow Card

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    You gotta head to Crumlin Boxing Academy aye
     
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    Once A-level athletes start doing shoulder strikes the game will change.

    Tyron Woodley's vertical leap is 40 inches, imagine that much upward force. A shoulder is like a second knee.
     
  20. AtlSteel Green Belt

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    Conor was dipping and loading up on those shoulder strikes. Seems like there should be a way to use that momentum to lift and turn and take him down.
     

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