Originally Posted by TraMaI
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.