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Does size really matter?

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Conor's reach and size advantage at FW
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Max's reach and size advantage at FW
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Anderson's reach and size advantage at MW
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Jones' reach and size advantage at LHW
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Fedor is not known for his reach and size advantage but more for his stamina and finishing prowess
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Daniel Cormier is not known for his reach or size advantage but more for his girth and perfect positioning to match his opponents' body type unless oppononent takes ED medications to enhance his performance
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BJ Penn is not known for his reach and size advantage but still dominated 2 divisions due to his quick bursts of technique and bloody finishing licking style
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GSP could go either way had long reach and size but used his superior stamina and lay and pray to get the job done, very rarely finishing opponents for fear of impregnation.
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Does size really matter?

Postby DeceptaCon » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:00 pm

Is being the biggest and longest in the division the key to dominating it?
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby JACKnoneREACHER » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:10 pm

Jus axe yur mom bud
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby philphan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:19 pm

JACKnoneREACHER wrote:Jus axe yur mom bud
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby Mr Meow » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:20 pm

This is one of the meow reasons why i love mma. combat sports in general

Within the context of staying somewhat close to the same weight of course

It does not matter which frame you have, it is how you use it.

Everyone from people with frames like Hughes or Kid Yamammamamamamotttto to Jones and Semy Schilt and Meow Mcguffsterson have all successedeed.


It is cool. There are tons of fighters with massive reach and size advantages who did not turn out to be shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. Giant Gan fuckstick Mcgee or whatever the fuck that dudes name was. JEssamyn Duke, Stefan Struve, whoever you look at.

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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby PBells » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:12 pm

It's not the tools, it's how you use them.

Or something like that
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby DeceptaCon » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:30 pm

PBells wrote:It's not the tools, it's how you use them.

Or something like that

That's why guys like Fedor, Penn and DC aren't scared to fight in any weight class w/o using dick pills and TRT.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby PainDog » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:02 am

DC is more massive than Jones.

You should include the Diaz brothers on your list since they also usually have a height and reach advantage, which they tend to use well.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby JonB » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:12 am

Only when skill and training are at similar levels. But we have plenty of examples of fighters with size, height, or reach advantages getting destroyed for not knowing how to use it. Or exhaustion with tough weight cuts/poor conditioning.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby jblaze » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:48 am

Let's not forget Luke Rockhold rising to the top of 185 until they discovered he has no chin.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby EvilGorilla69+1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:40 am

jblaze wrote:Let's not forget Luke Rockhold rising to the top of 185 until they discovered he has no chin.



:lol:


I agree with the rest....you 've got to know how to use your tools. It's all about the mental game with prons and cons for any body type.
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby EvilGorilla69+1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:03 pm

GSP's song to his daddy

You'd better pull out,

don't even ask why

Don't YOU fill me up.

im telling you why

I will not be impressed by my impregnation
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby JACKnoneREACHER » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:20 pm

JonB wrote:Only when skill and training are at similar levels. But we have plenty of examples of fighters with size, height, or reach advantages getting destroyed for not knowing how to use it. Or exhaustion with tough weight cuts/poor conditioning.


How did struve ever lose a fight?
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Re: Does size really matter?

Postby DeceptaCon » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:26 pm

JACKnoneREACHER wrote:
JonB wrote:Only when skill and training are at similar levels. But we have plenty of examples of fighters with size, height, or reach advantages getting destroyed for not knowing how to use it. Or exhaustion with tough weight cuts/poor conditioning.


How did struve ever lose a fight?

Struve is really the only example of not utilizing his reach and size advantage but he does however have a great submission game and a nasty TKO win over Stipe.

Even Nate Diaz fully utilized his reach and size advantage to make a title run and to beat McGregor twice. I can't think of any other fighters that meet the reach and size advantage criteria that didn't flourish other than Struve. Struve just fights like a brawler but he still has the tools to be a HW champ.
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