Glover Teixeira said after watching Alexander Gustafsson really BEAT Jon Jones QUOTE: “If I hit Jones as much as that I would knock him out.”
So then why did Glover Teixeira NOT knock out Jon Jones in last nights UFC Light Heavy Weight Title Fight? Why? Well quite simply because of the LENGTH Jon Jone’s arms and legs, it’s that simple.
Jones spent 90% of his time in the outter range against Teixeira by SIMPLY EXTENDING HIS ARM AND PUTTING HIS PALM ON TEIXEIRA’S HEAD. How can anyone with an IQ higher than a Grape argue that this is talent???? Of course it is not, it is Length.
Jones kept extending his arm so much so to Glovers head that he also constantly kept poking him in the eye!! The Ref even had to threaten Jones to take away a point after HIS 3RD TIME OF DOING IT.
Jones fighting this way is certainly NOT testimony to his talent but in fact a testimony to his length. I mean it was like watching a school yard fight where a big bully was picking on a little kid. Jones literally kept putting his arm straight out to put his hand on Glover’s head and then while holding him away land blows. It looked like a 5th grader picking on a 1st grader, it was just stupid. It was not skill, it was not timing, it was simply a much bigger longer opponent holding a smaller one at a distance.
Now in the clinch Jones did land some good power shots with his fists to then flow into some good elbows. Especially in the latter rounds as they clinched, but here again it was like Jones had 4 arms, because he could first land punches and then fold his arms to land elbow at a slightly different range. That was cool but again more a result of Jones’s attribute of length than his talent.
Point of fact Jones simply does not have to work very hard to fight smaller people. When he kept Teixeira at range with his long arm he could land elbows, Jabs, crosses, oblique kicks, round kicks, side kicks and even attempting round kicks without ever having to run the risk of getting hit back. So he did not have to try very hard, he just threw them and then came back to his range.
Now Glover did NAIL Jones the few times that Jones had the guts to get close enough to him. In the earlier exchanges Glover did hurt him and was getting the better of the exchanges but as soon as Jones felt his power he did not want to stay in that range with him. He either stayed farther out or came tighter into the clinch and strike from there.
Glover tried a few times also to take Jones down but again as soon as he touched him Jones was just so long in relation to Glover’s arms he could not get any decent leverage. To his credit though Teixeira was able to shut down most of Jones’s takedowns and get immediately up from the 2 that he did.
SO WE MUST ASK THE QUESTION – HOW COME JONES COULD DO NONE OF THIS TO ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON?????
Gustafasson does not have the power of Teixeira.
Gustafasson was not as good a wrestler as Chael Sonnen
OH THATS RIGHT BECAUSE GUSTAFSSON IS AS LONG AS JONES IS!!
Alexander Gustaffson BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF JONES!! Did you see his face after the fight and his leg how he was limping?? Come on be real UFC!! Stop showing us only the highlight of Jones hitting Gustaffson with a spinning elbow in the 4th round, which by the way Alexander shook right off and continued fighting to come back and RULE the 5th round.
Please UFC show us the superior takedowns Alexander was able to do on Jones almost effortlessly and his superior striking COMBINATIONS where Jones mostly only threw one shots.Alexander won the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th rounds, I gave the 4th to Jones yes, but come on Jones did not win the fight.
If Jon Jones wants my respect I need to see him fight fighters his same size, where he did not rehydrate 30-40 pounds ABOVE 205 THE DAY OF THE FIGHT. Come on that is just cheating, let us see him fight Cain Velasquez or even Travis Browne.
Honestly Travis Browne is no where near the skill level of Cain Velasquez but HE WOULD GIVE JONES A HARD TIME. Why, because Browne is as big if not bigger and the way Jones fights. Jones tries to take his time and throw a lot of one shots. One kick, one punch, one elbow which by the way do NOT have the same effect on people who are the same size as him.
Travis Browne is a rough due with great length of arms and legs, it would be a very interesting match up for Jones, but the real test to see if Jones is a real champion would be to have him fight Cain Velasquez.
We need to see Jones actually use some quality of technique other than extending his arm to put his palm on his opponents head to keep him away.
NOW HOW ABOUT THAT, WHAT IS THE ANSWER FOR THE SMALLER MAN FIGTHING JONES, WHAT COULD GLOVER TEIXEIRA DONE TO HAVE WON THE FIGHT LAST NIGHT?
I WILL TELL YOU.
#1) Glover could have backed up just a bit to keep a further range and start hitting just Jones’s hands and arms first. HANDS and ARMS you say?? It is very much a Filipino technique but very effective.
By staying out of Jones range and hitting first his hands and arms instead of being in the range of hitting his head and body Glover would start hitting Jones without him being able to hit him back WITHOUT moving closer.
Hitting the hands and arms breaks his timing and keeps them from hitting you
Hitting the hands and arms does have a culminating effect
Hitting the hands and arms can make him recoil for you to be able to enter without him stopping you with a stop hit.
Hitting the hands and arms can frustrate him to where you opponent throws caution to the wind and tries to enter in on you, if you enter at this moment you can have a devastating effect.
#2) In the Clinch Glover needed what we call at Dauntless “The Arm Unit” a unqiue way of moving the arms and elbows together around the head with torque to destroy incoming blows while at the same time allowing you to deliver devastating strikes back on him.
I will put my money where my mouth is, I will teach a UFC Fighter these material and he does not have to pay me until he BEATS JONES. We can make a agreement that when he wins with my techniques only then do I get paid.
Well come and see for yourself, I know what I am saying works and will work on Jon Jones or any fighter who has length over another.
One thing for sure though is that after watching Vitor Belfort & Glover Teixeira (who are both great) is that smaller fighters are not going to start beating Jones until they start using a different technology.
NO ONE CAN KNOW EVERYTHING, come and see for yourself what I have developed from Filipino Dumpag for MMA and you too will know.
– Allen J. Sachetti