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Without effective boxing you cant be a GOAT in MMA

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  1. yekmurat Gold Belt

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    Punching is maybe the most important aspect of the fight game and Bones cant do it
     
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    This thread has a longer reach than jon jones
     
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    MMA GOAT since UFC 1

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    @Kowboy and to all the mods,
    May curses be multiplied to you. I, Hankenbeirg will troll you until you publicly declare that GSP is a steroid cheat.
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    And Fedor also.
     
  8. winkydinks Banned Banned

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    This just further solidifies what we all knew; that Khabib's out of the discussion and will never be in it. Jon on the other hand has great boxing.
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    Reyes has a hell of a chin. This flush left hook sleeps 90% of the division.
     
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    Uh WHO has Jones slept with his left hand? He lands it regularly on everybody and he has 0 knockouts with it.
     
  10. Frode Falch Steel Belt Professional Fighter

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    You can have good boxing without having one punch ko power..
     
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    Not really. Throwing heavy shots like this isn't something he normally does. Throughout his tenure, his punches have mostly been limited to jabs, as the vast majority of his striking comes in the form of kicks, knees, and elbows, which are all perfectly fine. A shot like this however, was special, and it really shows the high level boxing skills he possesses and is improving upon at 32. Of course his style isn't boxing dominant, however, I think most people know deep down that he beats the vast majority, if not all, of the UFC fighters in a boxing match. He just did it to Reyes, who has tremendous boxing.
     
  12. Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Paulie is a great example of that.

    Holloway as well
     
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    I thought this would have been an anti Khabib thread
     
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    That wasn't his argument and Jones doesn't have good boxing.
    For a start he has nearly no right hand, that's why he switches the stance so often.
     
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    He didn't argue that, the poster he quoted said Jones would sleep 90% of the division with that flush left hook, that's what he disagreed with
     
  16. Frode Falch Steel Belt Professional Fighter

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    His pure boxing skillset is his most weak side of his striking. I agree with that.

    But he is so good at using different strikers. That it dont matter. He is one of the best and most well rounded MMA strikers of todays MMA fighters.

    He dont use traditional muay thai techniques. But he is as good a 8 limbs fighter as anyone in MMA today.

    I can only think of Israel adesanya and prime Anderson Silva who are as good (or maybe even better)

    Best and most complete strikers who uses every weapons would be:

    1) prime Anderson Silva
    2) Israel adesanya
    3) Jon Jones

    Probably in that order.
     

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