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What is with these guys and their horrific gameplans?

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by Bu11etproof_JBE, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Bu11etproof_JBE Banned Banned

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    So what, a fighter reaches his mid 30s and thats it? They are completely shot and now have horrific gameplans? Being knocked out with shoulders, completely telegraphing uppercuts from a distance?

    I mean, what in the actual fuck? JDA literally looked like a kid throwing punches after his first day at Jimmie John's karate school, before you even get a uniform. I thought he was an elite striker? Who the fuck throws a short punch at a distance like that, let alone telegraphs the fuck out of it? Then you have Curtis' girlfriend waving her arms in the air like shes at a Harlem nightclub with lil John DJing.

    The last time I remember that nonsense was when Chuck Liddell tried it against Rashad Evans, then had his head taken off.

    I literally dont get it. Are these guys just not the caliber strikers that I originally thought they were?

    Odd fights lately...
     
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  2. Clark Rogers Blue Belt

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    to TS last point, things evolve, people catch up, what was elite becomes baseline, new elite emerges, that's at least part of it.

    Chins tend to fade over time, too, Chuck and Junior both definitely show that.
     
  3. Bu11etproof_JBE Banned Banned

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    But Junior never pulled shit like that in previous fights...
     
  4. rac2 Black Belt

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    is JDA the kid of Junior dos Santos and Rafael dos Anjos?
     
  5. BEER 1312 Platinum Member

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    TS lost a bet lmao
     
  6. AllAmericanNightmare Green Belt

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    What does Blaydes girlfriend have to do with anything? Lol
     
  7. THEfightsAREfixed you can do it

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    yeah because the previous evidence has shown JDS is coming to start another run for the title .... hes collecting paychecks watch his last fight and this one hes not trying to take damage hes padding up and comers records with a previous champion win just like RDA its how UFC builds their legitmacy for contenders
     
  8. Ken Oath Banned Banned

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    Yep when I was watching on my entertainment home theatre system. (See pic below) I noticed some dumb game plans

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  9. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    they're not confident. at least that's what i saw in JDS when he threw that ugly uppercut.
     
  10. superpunch Banned Banned

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    Injuries mean you can't train like you used to. That makes you slower and weaker. Which limits what you can do.
    Injuries also mean you can't move like you used to. That also limits what you can do.

    Also now is an interesting time period with USADA. I'm not gonna say who I'm thinking of but a few guys fighting tonight started declining right when USADA showed up. Make of that what you will.

    RDA and JDS have been fighting for a long time. You don't see it from the outside but their bodies are fucked up.

    But yeah, early 30s, actually late 20s, are "it" for 99% of sports. Early-mid 30s especially, you fall fast.
     
  11. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    Fighters sometimes regress, especially in striking.
     
  12. Fergelmince Red Belt

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    Who TF is JDA??? Is he related to RDS???
     
  13. superpunch Banned Banned

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    Yeah he did. He pulled that shit all the time

    Look at the punch he KOd Werdum with.

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    Look at the punch he KOd Cain with. Right before this he had his hands at his waist and threw a 1-2 to the body lol.

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    That right haymaker; the right hands tonight were actually straighter and more controlled, less wild. That winded up uppercut. I saw that shit tonight. He threw those exact same punches tonight.

    When he was 28, he was super fast and that shit landed and knocked fuckers out cold. When it missed he could quickly step back out before he got countered. Now at 35, it whiffs air and he gets tagged and knocked out cold before he can finish stepping back out of range.
     
  14. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Great post. I ca,e here to say something similar. JDS has ALWAYS fired from the hip
     
  15. rottenapple Yellow Belt

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    Thats what good wrestlers do though.... They get you focussed on the takedown defense which usually has a negative effect on your striking ability
     
  16. The Legendary Scarface Record since UFC 266 : 5-0

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    Youthful exuberance my friend
     
  17. Clark Rogers Blue Belt

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    it may not be technically sound, or smart, but damn I love that Werdum uppercut
     
  18. superpunch Banned Banned

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    JDS actually had me thinking about Deontay Wilder. He just throws crazy shit too. It works for him now. But he's 34. Is he in for a huge decline just like overnight in the next 1-2-3 years when his speed drops off? He's also only like 215 lbs, so if he starts eating shots he's gonna get knocked silly.
     
  19. Clark Rogers Blue Belt

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    idk a ton about Wilder, haven't watched his entire career by any means, but isn't his wild stuff usually after someone is in serious danger? i know when he smells blood he starts wind milling like crazy.

    accumulated damage has a lot to do with it, JDS never seemed the same after Cain. some guys survive on bad technique, massive power, and an iron chin, but the chins always fade.

    ultimately nobody beats father time, some just stay ahead a bit longer.
     
  20. TR1 Red Belt

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    There is nothing evolved about the combo that Blaydes landed on JDS.

    JDS is just washed up. That's it.
     

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