JDS smashing the mitts with Glaube Feitosa


PortaldovtTV shows UFC Heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos hitting with mitts, held by trainer Glaube Feitosa, in preparation for Saturday night's UFC 155.

The Brazilian Feitosa started in Kyokushin full contact karate, before competing in K-1, where he was one of the best fighters in the organization to never hold the title. Among many others, he holds a victory over Alistair Overeem.

Heavy hitting starts at the 3:02 mark.

If Feitosa can develop dos Santos's kicks to even a fraction of where his hands are, the prospect is frightening. And a quick glance at this highlight shows what Glaube knows about kicks.


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1/14/13 6:17 AM by Jons Forsberg

great post, again.

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1/14/13 6:10 AM by TaoToreMyTain

JDS and his camp have released a lot of excuses in the media since the loss. He didn't look like he had any issues when he started the 1st pushing away Cain and throwing punches at him and fighting the way he normally does. He looked like the same JDS from previous fights until Cain got to him with the adjustments and aggressive game plan. He landed a couple of decent shots early in the fight but was done as soon as Cain got inside on him and worked him into an uncomfortable fight.Cain flat out beat him and fought better. He had a better style, better camp, and much better stamina. Cain won plain and simple.

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1/5/13 4:43 AM by AttentionDeficitDizzle

In the 1st round Fedor was hurt when he opened himself up. Crocop landed a straight flush shot because he saw Fedor coming in wide open. Fedor at the time tended to use crazy speed and aggression, but was always pretty wild coming in. Cropcop exploited him that 1st round and tagged him and had him hurt. The problem was after he caught Fedor he followed up when Fedor was staggered by coming straight in squared up and Fedor countered him. Crocop didn't come in protecting himself in a natural motion with a patient attack. He saw blood, got aggressive, Fedor survived by countering him when he saw an open head with no movement. Same thing JDS does when he attacks, no head movement.Prior to that, early in the 1st you saw Crocop mess up a few times by leaving himself open, but he generally circled and mixed up kicks and combinations and did move his head around, even when he was backpedaling. He never messed up bad enough early that Fedor was able to land anything really clean. This is something JDS never did. Crocop's defense was better than JDS's by a long shot. JDS can't throw moving away, Crocop did against Fedor. JDS also didn't move his feet enough and circle, which is something Crocop did. Problem with Crocop is when he had his moments he didn't control Fedor and Fedor was able to yank him down or push him around and react and regain control.Fedor's fights always showed how wide his shots are. He's so damned aggressive and fast though he rarely got exploited and had to pay for coming in crazy like that. His speed and accuracy were always something he relied on. Whenever he did get hurt he just got crazier and brought pressure. He wasn't someone who just immediately gassed and started holding his breath.You would never see that kind of temperament from someone like Reem or JDS or Mir or Werdum. Fedor was very very unusual. Even great boxers don't usually react that way. Fedor was on a different level with how he reacted to being hit and pressured. He wasn't the most technical guy in a frenzied state but his speed and accuracy and aggression were unmatched. You can't teach that kind of heart.I would not compare those match-ups too closely just because that fight you mentioned was so unusual. JDS and Cain do not fight like Crocop or Fedor did back then.

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1/4/13 3:42 PM by jiujitsufigher7

Cain vs JDS reminded me of Fedor vs CroCop. The guy that was supposed to be the better striker was actually proven that he was not. Striking in MMA and striking in boxing are two different things. A kickboxer like CroCop got his ass kicked on the feet, and the same thing happened to a boxer like JDS. At the end of the day Cain is the better MMA striker, JDS will beat him in a boxing match, but when you combine take dows and other stuff allowed in MMA Cain's striking is superior. No different from Fedor who would have lost to Crocop in a kickboxing match but dominated the striking in MMA.

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1/4/13 3:40 PM by GARRYD

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1/4/13 3:38 PM by AttentionDeficitDizzle

And the reason I brought up Carwin previously is because Shane is a solid wrestler, has some seriously fast hands, and the only reason he isn't the heavy champ after the Lesnar fight was just a minor mistake in breathing. Lesnar got flat out lucky after that mauling that Shane was tired enough to give up the choke. That was not from Lesnar beating him as much as it was from Shane beating him but not finishing early enough, while maintaining his stamina. He fucked Lesnar up and I consider Carwin to be someone who can regain the title he had in his grasp, and take the division if he trains properly and changes up some of his approach.I can see Carwin destroying everyone in the division with his potential and his hand speed and power. He has a lot of natural ability for being that damned big; the guy is a monster. If Shane were to train with someone like Teddy Atlas for a year and come back with polished hands then the division would have no chance. Shane can handle the take down clinch game and could train to force any current heavyweight fighter to have to stand toe-to-toe with him. If he was polished and conditioned with his natural tools and size and added a little more movement and worked on a few things then I think he'd be the man for a long time. With him I don't think it is lack of talent or tools, it is more to do with training, distractions, and mental focus.I realize he's not mentioned much anymore because everyone is fixated on Reem and Cain and JDS and Cormier and Jones and Werdum, but if you have a polished Carwin in there who's smooth, well conditioned, and focused, with his hands I think he takes it from whomever. I would not bet against a solid Carwin coming in ready.This HW division is getting pretty exciting. I'm anxious to see how things turn out.As for Cain Vs. Reem, Reem has no chin, no heart, panics whenever he gets hit, is used to maintaining distance with kicks and punches, and is always mentally never really in a fight because of his ego and attitude. He thinks about not losing when he goes into a fight and really doubts himself when he's in a tough fight. He would use his strength to push and try to fight off the pressure against the cage, he would try to muscle distance and open up, but Cain would keep tying him up and eventually get him down and from there Reem would probably give up a choke and/or just look like shit down there mentally. It wouldn't be an impressive win for Cain.I think Reem would look into Cain's eyes and actually be afraid because he hasn't faced anyone that dangerous or relentless recently...or, like ever. He knew JDS was good, and I'm sure recognized that if he fought Cain he would be taking a similar beating, but maybe worse, because JDS can handle himself on the ground and in a scramble. He has heart, but Reem, he'd be mentally broken far quicker than physically. Reem is an easy game plan for Cain's people.SN bets?

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1/4/13 2:59 PM by AttentionDeficitDizzle

JDS needs to be pushed in the gym so that they tire him out and then get him in the ring with someone who can test his footwork and head movement and speed. They should stick him in a ring tired with some quick young guy, and then push him to regulate his breathing while he moves away from pressure, but at the same time make him keep his hands up and work on his countering and everything together at once. You usually see fighters' technique break down early when they get exhausted, so they need to get JDS to that point then make him rely on technique and fundamentals and breathing and using his brain to counteract the effects.Whenever he fucks up they need to push him to correct what he's doing until he feels like collapsing. They need to make it so that he cannot ever consider dropping his hands, not consider anything but moving and circling, nor ever throw punches exposed or over-comitted, and they have to get him to where even when he's tired he is breathing properly and moving efficiently, whether he's throwing or not. He needs to learn that the only thing that will save him and help him get out of exhaustion is controlling his body and pace and movements with sound technique. Hell, they could push him by not only having him chased around the ring by a quick puncher but then throw in a 2nd guy to occasionally press on him and clinch with him and try to take him down. If they can get him to panic then they can test his breathing. If you can have that sort of focus and concentration and control over your body and don't allow your technique to get broken down, and you are consistent and have trained for a long fight and high volume of punches, then your fundamentals will save you when you get hurt, tired, or confused. If you have technique, prep, and a good corner then you can make fast steady adjustments and regain your composure if shit happens. If you panic and get frustrated and lose your balance and are taking punishment and you are not breathing and your defense is weak and you are not making the other guy pay for relentlessly coming out because you have no counters and no answer and no one in your corner knows how to get you to make fast adjustments, then you're in for a 5 round beating, again.A perfect example of this was when Marco Antonio Barrera fought Kennedy McKinney in that 12 round war. Barrera's technique got exposed by McKinney and for the 1st time in Barrera's career he had a guy who was in late with him tagging him with counter right hands off the hip and making him pay. At one point maybe like round 7, McKinney had started to back Barrera up and confuse him. It was the first time Barrera was hurt in a fight and then was knocked down and was confused. Between rounds Marco's corner had made some adjustments and although Barrera couldn't immediately fix the flaw that made him vulnerable to the right hand counter, he started making McKinney pay for throwing the right. Then he changed the pace of the fight and began coming forward avoiding the right as much as possible. When he opened up on McKinney he was still getting tagged with the right but not as hard because he started going to the body and coming up and moving away from the power and changing how McKinney kept circling him. He then added a couple of set-up combinations to the pressure and followed those up with some hard shots and then boom, he came across and knocked McKinney down. That was an incredible fight, McKinney came back and was game and actually hurt Barrera again but the ref fucked up and jumped in and halted the action because of a mouthpiece, but McKinney made a slight adjustment as well prior to the round after he got hurt.After the ref interruption, the round ended, then Barrera made some more adjustments and came out firing and KO'd McKinney like in the last fucking round to take the war. That fight is a really great example of solid corners, solid fundamentals, tiny adjustments, huge differences in momentum because of adjustments, and how important one or two small things are in a stand-up fight when you have two well-conditioned guys at the top of the heap. If you're JDS and you come into the next fight with Cain in top shape, with solid fundamentals, a strong corner, then that will possibly be the greatest UFC heavyweight fight of all time because you'll see some exchanges and momentum shifts, and possibly a 5 round war. I kinda think JDS would get him out of there early but Cain has a great chin so you never know, you could have the most epic fight at heavy.I'm only posting all these long posts for the benefit of myself and a few people on the thread, and am done for now, gotta go do data analysis. I hope it was interesting for the boxing fans.

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1/4/13 2:52 PM by AttentionDeficitDizzle

Andrew Golota Vs. John Ruiz was a fight that I think I remember where you had a big guy (Golota) throwing a lot of combinations and moving really well at certain points before round 5. Ruiz was constantly coming in and hugging him and Golota made him pay for it as well a few times. Film on that fight could be broken down to see what generally can work with counters and foot movement around someone who is charging and grabbing and mixing their attack up with weird punches. The 2nd half of that fight is kinda whack and I'm not a huge Golota fan but the fight has some interesting movements to study if you're a big guy like Carwin or JDS who wants to prepare against any sort of clincher.I think JDS can beat Cain for sure if JDS improves his vulnerable flaws. If he can learn some good fluid counters, especially 4 bread and butter counters to a predictable takedown attempt.In no particular order these would be:1. With an initial step right: overhand snapping right from hip, no pull back, just quick like Mayweather.2. With an initial step right: right elbow/push followed by a natural movement further out the side, possibly followed up by a few short quick jabs followed by a KO right from hell because your opponent would be off balance correcting toward you from the failed takedown. Cain was off balance like this several times, it is common in MMA.3. With an initial step right: short right counter hook, like Olajide, who I referred to earlier. That counter should be resting on the hip, cocked and ready, and would be used for less distance after the lateral step out.4. With an intial step right: uppercut, step back for space, then multiple combinations to follow upIf JDS were to move to his left instead because of the cage being in the way, or just choose to go left, he could use his left hand at first, which should already be in front of him for jabs, and use that to help protect his face and also block Cain's right, and while he's stepping to the left he could be motioning in for a right counter from there as well because Cain would be walking into his power.JDS just has to get comfortable moving his feet to where he can time these counters and react fast enough to keep moving out the side and naturally into balanced position for follow up punches or more space to clear himself.That is one way to stifle that attack early and create a deterrence. If JDS can sway like the ocean in and out, then add better head protection, as well as change his training approach and his breathing and speed and conditioning, then he can beat Cain. If Cain is not able to do much on the ground, and he's not able to counter JDS and hit him on the feet and confuse him and get him moving backward, then Cain only has 2 options. At that point he will only be able to get clinches for takedowns to win on points, or he'll have to keep it standing and trade without the luxury of countering JDS so easily. That would be a very tough fight for anyone.JDS already has power, he wont lose it by training high volume movement and conditioning for speed and accuracy. JDS already has great clinch/ground technique, and will survive down there just with minimal training to maintain skills he's already demonstrated.

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1/4/13 2:19 PM by AttentionDeficitDizzle

Some people will argue that JDS is too big to fight like a smaller guy, or because he's an MMA fighter he doesn't need much boxing ability, just knockout power, but that's not true when you've already seen him get exploited. It proves that he needs to improve his fundamentals. If you're gonna work on your boxing then do it right and try to be better every single day. I've seen plenty of large boxers who are big but smooth and quick on their feet, and who are fast with combinations, and who can move their heads, who are also well conditioned. There aren't many lately because the sport of pro boxing has fallen off, but there have been plenty of awesome big guys.JDS is a professional athlete and can learn all of these techniques. Even someone as squat and muscular and wide as Shane Carwin could learn to move like a middleweight. Shane has some fast hands but slower feet and slower lateral movement while striking and moving away from punches than what you'd typically see from someone smaller, which of course is normal. Because of his size and obviously how he's learned his boxing technique are factored together. You see that a lot with really big guys, they tend to build habits that help them conserve energy and retain their power. That is effective until you face someone with incredible stamina who has studied you and knows where you are vulnerable and who will hit you when your habits allow them to...and they will wear you out until you're a zombie. The larger guys should actually be doing the opposite approach when training. They obviously have to learn to do basics and fundamentals, but they also have to learn to efficiently move everything at once and breathe right as they do it. Power comes from the leverage and efficiency of motion and technique, as well as conditioning, not simply from their size. Throwing punches correctly first with movement and efficiency and repetition is key for ultimate power.You should want to practice conditioning and maintaining form with these monsters while you have them tired, and force these big guys to continuously move and throw and step and come in and out and move as many of their body parts in one efficient balanced motion as possible when they are tired and most vulnerable. They should always be in a fighter's stance and be reactive and ready and unpredictable, and never ever drop their hands. If they get that tired then they should pull guard or clinch and rest against the cage. So that is part of #4 as a key to winning against Cain if you're JDS; the approach to his training needs to change to making him conditioned and efficient so he's throwing as many proper punches as he needs to without tiring.They should not look like JDS did in those sparring videos where he's upright, keeps resting, keeps opening up, dropping his hands, keeps throwing inefficient punches that would tire him out early, not moving his feet, not being pressed backward, not keeping him alert for counters with the mitts and pressure. Even in basic sparring you should be trying to simulate a fight so your fighter isn't taking breaks and sluffing off. The only time you should not be slapping them back with the mitts when they drop their hands is if you're showing them something new, like a combination or a movement, otherwise you're conditioning their brain to revert back to bad habits. You don't want to mess with their brain wiring if you've taught them a bunch of proper techniques. You can mess with them accidentally by letting them warm up improperly, and you would not know you are doing it to them. Once you break them down and mold them, you should avoid anything that allows them to revert back to old habits when they have gloves on. Even their warm-up should be reinforcing good habits from training. When you watch really hungry motherfuckers coming up in the ranks on an undercard and you see them warming up in the locker room serious as a heart attack. You see them moving everything and coming under the mitts and coming in and out and throwing punches with mean intentions into the mitts while maintaining their technique. You wont see them just playing pattycake to break a sweat.

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1/4/13 1:56 PM by Hungry4Stink