Who popularized the jab to the body in MMA?

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  1. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

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    I've seen a lot of people using the jab to the body lately, from recent memory Yancy Medieros used it in his last fight quite a bit. The first person I can recall really using it effectively in MMA was Gustafsson. Was there someone else before who used it as effectively as Gustafsson? and who are some fighters that you can think of that have been employing the jab to the body?
     
  2. Dart Feld

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    JDS uses it as well.
     
  3. countswagula

    countswagula Gold Belt

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    JDS is the first name that came to mind as well, I don't know that he's responsible for popularizing it though
     
  4. Bokelj

    Bokelj Trigger central

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    Not a jab, but a nice shot nonetheless.
     
  7. Freddy Mercury

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    A Gracie, they've invented every technique that's ever been tried in combat sports.
     
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  9. UniqueSteez

    UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

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    Now that I just rematch that gif what am I thinking that's a straight punch not a jab lol sorry about that.
     
  10. Diet Otsuka

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    Jason Reinhardt used to do it all the time during his beastmode reign coming up.
     
  11. AliBagaooteenov

    AliBagaooteenov Imagine a Prime Yoel Romero Poundin yo Old Lady Banned

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    Thats a cross
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  12. tasticles

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    Yeah and without them there could never be an mma match today. We should suck them all dry because no one would have figured it out by now.
     
  13. Truebeliever

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    That's a straight right Mike
     
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    Wrong, only about a half. The other half is due to a certain Sensei.
     
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    JDS is the only guy I can think of who really built a game around the body jab before Gus, to be honest. That plus the overhand right has fueled many of his finest moments (destroying Cain to win the title, torching Mir to defend it, flooring Hunt in the first round, etc)
     
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    Didn't GSP use it quite a bit against Penn in their 2nd fight?
     
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    Sorry I train in the Joe Lewis Fighting System and we call the punches different names, a cross for example is actually a cross in Joe Lewis Fighting System.
     
  19. Uchi Mata

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    I still wouldn't consider it popular. Jabbing in MMA is basic at best.
     
  20. gevoudane

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    Sensei Seagal disagrees.

     

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