Originally Posted by bhendo
Yeah you can't improve punching power, it's a god-given gift. Imploring Bisping to do so is nonsensical. He can improve his technique to generate more torque and accuracy, but power is a little harder to work on.
Of course you can improve punching power. Everyone has a limit based on genetics but almost no one ever actually reaches that limit. Everyone has room for improvement. In your own post you provided the best method to increase power which is improving technique. You can also do it by getting stronger. For some fighters it wouldn't be worth the time to focus on hitting harder but for Bisping it probably would be.
Watch Bisping's hips and legs when he throws punches. He clearly fails to use them fully and engages his lower back more than anything. In other words, he could hit a LOT harder. He chooses not to commit his legs to his punches so that he can remain mobile and be more prepared to grapple. If he decided to take full advantage of his body and mix in some full power, 100% committed punches to his normal volume punching then he'd probably hurt people a lot more. Imploring Bisping to increase his punching power is far from nonsensical, especially because he has plenty of room to improve.