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JDS vs. Diaz Brothers - Boxing Technique

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Who has the better boxing
Junior dos Santos 14 52%
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Who has better boxing technique between Junior dos Santos and the Diaz brothers? I don't mean who will win in a boxing match. I mean who do you personally believe has the best overall technique when it comes to boxing in MMA? Usually For the longest I only picked out Nick Diaz for his boxing style, but Nate has found his own stride recently.

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Post #1   6/12/12 2:17:44PM   

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I say JDS

While the Diaz brothers punches in bunches style is very effective I personally feel they leave themselves wide open a lot of the time. They just have the type of chin that can take a blow

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Although I feel they all are solid, I went with the Diaz Boyz. Their rabbit punch style would fit in real nice with any boxing gym....and so would their attitudes

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Posted by sparky

I say JDS

While the Diaz brothers punches in bunches style is very effective I personally feel they leave themselves wide open a lot of the time. They just have the type of chin that can take a blow



Same with JDS, though. He leaves his hands at his sides a lot.

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Posted by prophecy033

Although I feel they all are solid, I went with the Diaz Boyz. Their rabbit punch style would fit in real nice with any boxing gym....and so would their attitudes



Agree. I love how well they mix in body shots, too.

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I believe BJ has better technique than Nick, which was evident in round 1 of their fight...the momentum changed hands in round 2, but for different reasons. You could argue that the Diaz Bros have an overall more effective style of boxing, but not better technique IMHO.

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Both have great styles that suit their weights perfectly. Nick wouldn't have half the success he's had boxing if he moved up to LHW or even MW in the UFC and the same for JDS. If he boxed like that as a MW fighter he wouldn't be half as successful.

Diaz had the cardio, range and technique to keep the lighter fighters at bay and land frequently. If he moved up his reach would decrease dramatically and his light but often technique would come undone when facing someone like Bisping, who fights similar but with more power and better kicks.
Although for where he's at now I think you could argue he's the best striker/boxer in the devision. The man is still a chump though.

I can't be bothered typing anymore but JDS wouldn't be as successful with his style at a lighter weight either.
The point I hear you ask is, they both are arguably the best strikers at their weight but only because they are fighting at the right weight. Neither is a stellar boxer.

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i went Diaz Bros.

What JDS lacks, he more than makes up for in KO power which makes him more dangerous imo. but they're technique i feel is better. hope that doesnt sound like im contradicting myself.

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The diaz bros technique is them thinking they are better then you.

I box the exact same way. When they see you tired they then it up and get super confident with their strikes. Hands down taunting etc. They land a few and their confidence goes through the roof. Totally making the other guy think they can't hang.


Grappler said it. BJ IS better. But the momentum changed and the diaz brothers rarely let that momentum change again.



So to answer the initial question I think JDS has superior boxing technique

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Posted by george112

The diaz bros technique is them thinking they are better then you.

I box the exact same way. When they see you tired they then it up and get super confident with their strikes. Hands down taunting etc. They land a few and their confidence goes through the roof. Totally making the other guy think they can't hang.

Nick was doing that shit to Condit and imo Condit was landing more strikes. Diaz would say some shit and throw his hands up so Condit kicked him in the face and got out of the pockets. Nick did it again so Condit popped him again followed by a leg kick and again ducked out of the pocket. Diaz couldn't get in Condit's head.

FYI, I just watched it sober last night

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by george112

The diaz bros technique is them thinking they are better then you.

I box the exact same way. When they see you tired they then it up and get super confident with their strikes. Hands down taunting etc. They land a few and their confidence goes through the roof. Totally making the other guy think they can't hang.

Nick was doing that shit to Condit and imo Condit was landing more strikes. Diaz would say some shit and throw his hands up so Condit kicked him in the face and got out of the pockets. Nick did it again so Condit popped him again followed by a leg kick and again ducked out of the pocket. Diaz couldn't get in Condit's head.

FYI, I just watched it sober last night



So you agree or disagree

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Went with Diaz Freddie once said BJ Penn had the best boxing in MMA, and Nick destroyed his face after a close first round.(I think Freddie only meant 1st round BJ Penn but who knows? haha)

Also Nick showed he can put away powerful boxers like Paul Daley.

I think both are great styles for their divisions, but overall Nick/Nate slight nod.

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Posted by frizzzlecake

Went with Diaz Freddie once said BJ Penn had the best boxing in MMA, and Nick destroyed his face after a close first round.(I think Freddie only meant 1st round BJ Penn but who knows? haha)

Also Nick showed he can put away powerful boxers like Paul Daley.

I think both are great styles for their divisions, but overall Nick/Nate slight nod.



Daley had a hard time dealing with nicks reach

Which imo is another reason why the brothers seem to box so good. Don't get me wrong they are solid standup fighters and know how to utilize their strengths effectively

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The Diaz brothers have this one in the bag.

Boxing is about being able to throw effective punches for 10 or 12 rounds.

I guess the best way to compare the two parties is to put them in a boxing match.

A 240 lb cloned Nick Diaz would beat JDS most of the time.

A 170 lb cloned JDS would lose to either of the Diaz brothers - most of the time.

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JDS, by a clear margin.

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