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Why don`t MMA fighters punch to the body?!

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by mark ant, Aug 12, 2017.



Can an MMA fighter use body punching to be effective?

  1. 4 ounce gloves mean the punching will lessen the effect of body punch

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  2. You KO a MMA fighter punching to the body with 4 ounce gloves

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  3. Conner can beat Lessner by KO

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  4. Lesner is too big for Conner

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Active Member Full Member

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    Are they unskilled that way, they are all head hunters, I heard about Conner calling out Lesner and thought a few things, Lesner was a fake wrestler but is so big he could just grab Conner and crush him, I don`t think Conner can hurt him but punching with 4 ounce mitts might level that a bit compared to bigger men fighting in boxing, is there a difference in that regard? Then I thought about a question someone posted here, could Ward`s fight ending body shot have doubled Marciano over and I didn`t know why a bigger man could absorb a body shot better than the smaller more fragile chinned man, there`s no bigger neck muscles to absorb the punch better, could MMA fighters find a pac or De La Hoya who can move through the weights by using boxing style body punching i.e. McCallum and Chavez or is there no comparison between the 2 sports?
     
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  2. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi booted Full Member

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    They do. They also kick and knee to the body.
     
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  3. Jackomano

    Jackomano Well-Known Member Full Member

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    They can, but it's always a risk of eating a knee, which is why mma fighters a more likely to use body kicks and knees over body punches. But, I've seen some mma fighter stop guys on body punches before. Jon Jones did it before.

     
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  4. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Some guys go to the body and some don't, just like in boxing. A good MMA example of a guy with an aggressive body attack was Nick Diaz:
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Active Member Full Member

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    Who`s the best body puncher in MMA I`d like to compare him with the all time great body puncher Mike McCallum! Does Conner throw any body punches because Mayweather is so hard to hit on the chin.
     
  6. mark ant

    mark ant Active Member Full Member

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    His punching is really slow and telegraphed here!
     
  7. mark ant

    mark ant Active Member Full Member

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    Brilliant! These blows were so much harder, faster and less telegraphed than the Diaz body punching clip I watched below. Do you think these kicks would KO a big guy like Lesner?
     
  8. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You said mma guys don't punch to the body, I showed you a guy who did.
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Active Member Full Member

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    OK sorry, the clips in the above vid were amazing, the kicks to the body really answered my question.
     
  10. demzor

    demzor Active Member Full Member

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    That's exactly what Overeem did to Lesnar.



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  11. mark ant

    mark ant Active Member Full Member

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    Yes but could an MMA fighter the size of Conner kick with this power? I think he could it doesn`t seem to work the same in boxing because a boxer Conner`s size could not KO a decent heavyweight but body shots may work differently! The question was asked on a boxing forum could the shot that Ward doubled Kov with do the same to a small heavy like Maciano? I guess in both sports the body shot may be the great equalizer.
     
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    shanemfr Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Jones used plenty of body rips to Cormier a couple of weeks ago.