Jump to content

Dana White on Jones' eye pokes


PejaPolo

Recommended Posts

“It’s not just taller fighters,” he said. “Jones has that range and he can do it, but lots of guys do it because that’s how you block punches. So you keep your hands open and you slap punches down. Then guys are rushing in and you’re doing whatever, and guys get poked in the eyes.

 

“Guys have got to start closing their hands, and if you’re going to keep your hands open to block shots, which everybody does, you’ve got to keep your hands closer to your face, not extended in your opponent’s face.”

 

Jones dominated Teixeira en route to a unanimous-decision victory at Maryland’s Baltimore Arena, extending his record-breaking title reign at 205 pounds to seven defenses. He’s expected to meet Alexander Gustafsson later this year.

 

White said despite Jones twice being warned by the referee for poking Teixeira in the eye during the UFC 172 headliner, the champion adjusted his approach and didn’t repeat the infraction. But he added that critics were unlikely to give Jones credit for his action because of his polarizing presence at the top of the 205-pound division.

 

White said he had heard about a series of inflammatory tweets Jones sent this week, but hadn’t seen them and thus couldn’t give his opinion. He made it clear, however, that the 26-year-old champion continues to fight an uphill battle with fans.

 

“[Jones] poked him in the eye twice, and then the referee warned him about it, and he never did it again,” White said. “They’re making it sound like he was targeting his eyes and sticking his fingers in his eyes the entire fight and nobody did anything about it. He did it twice, he was warned, and he never did it again in a five-round fight.”

 

He also said fans were over reacting and never mentioned ALL the other fights he does it in. Looks like it won't be fixed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did White even watch the fight lmao?

Jones did nothing of the sort,he was holding his hand and fingers close to Tex eyes the ENTIRE fight.Also there should be NO warning,they KNOW the rules,abide them or suffer the point loss,second time you forfeit,too bad,quit trying to cheat the sport.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jon doesn't just use an open hand to parry ( not block Dana :P ) defensively. Jon uses it offensively like he's a medieval soldier with a pike and if a war horse closes distance & runs into the stake it's "their bad" except for the fact that Jon puts the stake at eye level right in their face and always extends his arm poking them at the first sign of forward movement. Jon only gets away with this because of his reach because he's so tall and can basically stop hit them with his fingers/palm their face which cause them to hesitate for a moment and stop forward momentum then he just lean away and or shoulder roll the follow through retaliation which is much weaker having stop hit their forward momentum.

 

As for parrying most people keep the arms in tight and let the punch come to them. Striking 101 says that if you reach it's inviting someone to come over the top, underneath to the body or feint outside and punch inside or vise versa. Assuming same side stance the rear hand parry is used to catch, or cross parry the jab and the lead hand parry is used to wipe a rear cross aside from outside to the inside with the lead hand. Very few people parry inside out with the forearm because if the strike is powerful enough, over the top or around it will still collapse the parry and you'll be hit anyway unless of course you extend fully and eye jab them to disrupt which is exactly what Jon does. Most people just use that comb the hair elbow block against heavy right hands or side step and slip/wipe it aside, back away & roll it or chance levels and close to clinch or shoot.

 

Jon uses it defensively you could say but it's more like preemptive offense to disrupt opponents. It allows him to control range and get off his side kicks and chasse aka oblique kicks to the knees. If they stay in range and press just outside they eat kicks, if they come in to mid range in the pocket they get an eye jab & if they rush him fast and deep and manage to avoid the eye poke they could walk right into punches, elbows or clinch/shoot. So the only option left is stay way outside in which case Jon will walk them down and possibly trap them on the cage.

 

This is one of the reasons Jon had so many problems with Gus. Gus is also tall and his bicycle footwork is his foundation which if Jon wanted to engage to get inside and make it ugly well Gus shut that down by making him chase and walk into stuff and he even took him down. When Gus pressed he got eye poked and Jon was able to get inside and rough him up.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

lol Jones never stopped

 

He kept doing it all fight

 

This is Dana tho the guy who fires people who aren't that big of a draw for saying things on twitter then conveniently doesn't know what went down when it's his champion.

 

As for no one complaining before the Glover fight.. they did it's just a lot of fans don't seem to call it unless Rogan brings it to attention which he finally did this fight.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jon doesn't just use an open hand to parry ( not block Dana :P ) defensively. Jon uses it offensively like he's a medieval soldier with a pike and if a war horse closes distance & runs into the stake it's "their bad" except for the fact that Jon puts the stake at eye level right in their face and always extends his arm poking them at the first sign of forward movement. Jon only gets away with this because of his reach because he's so tall and can basically stop hit them with his fingers/palm their face which cause them to hesitate for a moment and stop forward momentum then he just lean away and or shoulder roll the follow through retaliation which is much weaker having stop hit their forward momentum.

 

As for parrying most people keep the arms in tight and let the punch come to them. Striking 101 says that if you reach it's inviting someone to come over the top, underneath to the body or feint outside and punch inside or vise versa. Assuming same side stance the rear hand parry is used to catch, or cross parry the jab and the lead hand parry is used to wipe a rear cross aside from outside to the inside with the lead hand. Very few people parry inside out with the forearm because if the strike is powerful enough, over the top or around it will still collapse the parry and you'll be hit anyway unless of course you extend fully and eye jab them to disrupt which is exactly what Jon does. Most people just use that comb the hair elbow block against heavy right hands or side step and slip/wipe it aside, back away & roll it or chance levels and close to clinch or shoot.

 

Jon uses it defensively you could say but it's more like preemptive offense to disrupt opponents. It allows him to control range and get off his side kicks and chasse aka oblique kicks to the knees. If they stay in range and press just outside they eat kicks, if they come in to mid range in the pocket they get an eye jab & if they rush him fast and deep and manage to avoid the eye poke they could walk right into punches, elbows or clinch/shoot. So the only option left is stay way outside in which case Jon will walk them down and possibly trap them on the cage.

 

This is one of the reasons Jon had so many problems with Gus. Gus is also tall and his bicycle footwork is his foundation which if Jon wanted to engage to get inside and make it ugly well Gus shut that down by making him chase and walk into stuff and he even took him down. When Gus pressed he got eye poked and Jon was able to get inside and rough him up.

 

 

Oh yeah let me sit here and read a d@mn novel. Come on man you might as well have started a blog. Even though I see the name Gus in there I still can't read it lol

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jon doesn't just use an open hand to parry ( not block Dana :P ) defensively. Jon uses it offensively like he's a medieval soldier with a pike and if a war horse closes distance & runs into the stake it's "their bad" except for the fact that Jon puts the stake at eye level right in their face and always extends his arm poking them at the first sign of forward movement. Jon only gets away with this because of his reach because he's so tall and can basically stop hit them with his fingers/palm their face which cause them to hesitate for a moment and stop forward momentum then he just lean away and or shoulder roll the follow through retaliation which is much weaker having stop hit their forward momentum.

 

As for parrying most people keep the arms in tight and let the punch come to them. Striking 101 says that if you reach it's inviting someone to come over the top, underneath to the body or feint outside and punch inside or vise versa. Assuming same side stance the rear hand parry is used to catch, or cross parry the jab and the lead hand parry is used to wipe a rear cross aside from outside to the inside with the lead hand. Very few people parry inside out with the forearm because if the strike is powerful enough, over the top or around it will still collapse the parry and you'll be hit anyway unless of course you extend fully and eye jab them to disrupt which is exactly what Jon does. Most people just use that comb the hair elbow block against heavy right hands or side step and slip/wipe it aside, back away & roll it or chance levels and close to clinch or shoot.

 

Jon uses it defensively you could say but it's more like preemptive offense to disrupt opponents. It allows him to control range and get off his side kicks and chasse aka oblique kicks to the knees. If they stay in range and press just outside they eat kicks, if they come in to mid range in the pocket they get an eye jab & if they rush him fast and deep and manage to avoid the eye poke they could walk right into punches, elbows or clinch/shoot. So the only option left is stay way outside in which case Jon will walk them down and possibly trap them on the cage.

 

This is one of the reasons Jon had so many problems with Gus. Gus is also tall and his bicycle footwork is his foundation which if Jon wanted to engage to get inside and make it ugly well Gus shut that down by making him chase and walk into stuff and he even took him down. When Gus pressed he got eye poked and Jon was able to get inside and rough him up.

 

 

Oh yeah let me sit here and read a d@mn novel. Come on man you might as well have started a blog. Even though I see the name Gus in there I still can't read it lol

 

tl;dr version

 

Dana doesn't know WTF he's talking about. Jon uses the eye pokes/threat of eye pokes as an offensive weapon to keep distance. Refs in the future need to warn him as soon as he sticks his fingers tracking someone's eyes. "Watch your fingers in the eyes Jon". It should also be made clear to Jon in the rules meeting they will take a point away on the very first infraction ( possibly two if bad enough ) and if it continues he risk getting DQ'ed. He shouldn't get a free pass on the first one. That filthy tactic can change the fight and potentially even blind someone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...