MMA Why is Liddells striking so superior?

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  1. chackrafool

    chackrafool New Member

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    One word...
    Aside from counterstriking, speed, footwork and crazy angle punches?
    Answer when I wake up 2morrow. :hsugh:
     
  2. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    ummmmmm, i think you covered most of it
     
  3. MR. Marti

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    yeah that about wraps it up. looking forward to seeing who they put him up against in 07!!
     
  4. jmx2323

    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    i think we will see a Rampage v Jardine matchup then hopefully a Rampage v Liddell title fight
     
  5. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    His opponents are kind of dumb tbh.
     
  6. Skeletor

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    it's not always superior.


    But when it is, it's because he's an incredible counter striker. That's about it. He lures people into certain strikes, and since he knows what they'll do, he can both dodge it and counter it very fast.
     
  7. Kuet

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    why do you want a ONE WORD answer ?
     
  8. chackrafool

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    yea guess I did :o
    I was wasted when I made this thread last night. Last night though I realized that his "kempo" background is probably what sets him apart from everybody else. So thats the one word I was looking for.
    And patience is something more to add to the list.
    I just love watching him strike & sprawl.
     
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    Hopefully against other strikers instead of throwing a bunch of grapplers with no stand up game at all.
     
  11. brolli

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    lots of guys in his division can't strike as well as he can, so his striking looks a lot better than it really is. Also, he can trade more confidently because his takedown defense is so good.
     
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    His striking reminds me of Wandy's at times. It can be very loopy and inefficient. He tends to keep his elbows out and high as well. It works for him. It's not like I've studied tape though, just my impressions.

    I'd like to see him fight a more refined striker like when Wandy fought Crocop. Who's the last strong striker Chuck faced?
     
  13. jag6984

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    I think Chuck's very unorthodox style is what confuses most fighters. He keeps his hands low, and his right hand cocked to drop with the hook or overhand at any moment. Despite his age, he's got really quick reflexes, did you see how quickly he pounced on Tito in the 1st and 3rd rounds? He moves in for the kill without any hesitation, and isn't afraid to take a few punches to get his power shots in.
     

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