Is the jab the most underused weapon in MMA?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I see a lot of MMA fights where jabbing isn`t used much, the jab is a very important tool in fighting, is the jab underused in MMA fights?
     
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    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The jab in boxing is used for a great deal of things, such as disrupting an opponent's offense and setting up your own. MMA has other tools for that, such as the lowkick. With the emphasis on clinch fighting and grappling it's only natural the jab will take a step back.
     
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  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Max Holloway uses the jab very well.
     
  5. yaca you

    yaca you Someone past surprise Full Member

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    GSP was very effective with it in the second half of his career...
     
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    young_wolverine Member Full Member

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    True once GSP started training with Freddie Roach his boxing became some of if not the best boxing in UFC history (besides James Toney and Adesanya). GSP's second half of his career approach was really amazing having a camp where he would spar with the best boxers and muay Thai fighters in the world and wrestle and do BJJ with the best at their sport. Its incredible how well he was able to put it all together
     
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  7. DONT B SCARED

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    Leg Kicks are far more usueful and generally what seperates the best fighters from the rest
     
  8. outtieDrake

    outtieDrake Active Member Full Member

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    I assure you there isn't almost a single mma fight that doesn't have a jab in them.

    The most underrated technique is the oblique kick, especially to the knee area.
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    So are you saying that all the best MMA fighters win using leg kicks?
     
  10. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Have a jab in them? How many jabs are landed in those fights and how many jabs are thrown?
     
  11. DONT B SCARED

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    No but it's far more underutilized and useful then the jab in mma
     
  12. elmaldito

    elmaldito Educating racists n da ring & streets since 98 Full Member

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    I say body shots are the motst under used and then the jab
     
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