There is a lot of disadvantages from having a long reach. It is harder to generate power than being stalky. When you miss with a punch you leave a bigger opening because you have to retract your arms further. It is harder to gain hand eye coordination as well.
If Jones had a regular reach his striking would probably be more fluid and powerful. His arsenal of techniques that he implements would be a lot different as well. A lot of the holes in his striking probably wouldn't be there. We can speculate but we would have no idea what his striking would like or how effective it would be with a average reach just like we have no idea what Hendo's striking would look like average power. Hendo wouldn't be loading up looking for the H bomb everytime if had Bispings power.
Outside of his reach and striking we have seen a lot of positives. He is very explosive. He has shown he follows game plans well. He has show a lot of heart. When he was down in the Gus fight he dug deep and stole the fight. He works hard and has good conditioning. He also has a good chin.
"If a man with no arms and a man with no legs started learning karate, the same light bulb would appear over every head in Japan. That’s right: Glue them together and see if it can kill a panda."
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