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Old 10-24-2009, 11:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Shorter limbs are also far better on the ground from a defensive BJJ stand point. Shorter limbs mean they have less to lock onto and control.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah I know that's true, but a true 6 inch advantage is devastating. The guy on the bad end of that wouldn't be able to hit the other at all almost. 3-4 inches is still quite significant also, but a UFC reading of 4 inches is really only two, which isn't all that significant outside of throwing jabs.


Also, Silva has 3/10ths an inch more reach than Forrest, so the punch was more well timed and well placed than having a reach advantage. His reach is 77.6 while Forrest's is 77.
Tim Sylvia vs Jeff Monson was something like a 14" reach advantage.
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Yeah dude 7'' is really significant lol
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