Originally Posted by Steve08
Yeah man. Honestly, you don't need to look any further than Anderson Silva and Cro Cop to see the proof of that. Cro Cop was slow, tentative and plagued by nagging injuries which impeded his movement and kicking ability starting from his UFC debut, but he also seemed to be completely bewildered by the dynamics of a rounded cage which does not have corners and is far harder to cut off than a kickboxing ring; Anderson always had the same techniques he uses now, but when he fought in a ring he almost seemed like a totally different fighter, shuffling forward and having people merely duck under his punches then taking him down. In contrast, he immediately began side-skipping around in every match as soon as he began fighting in Cage Rage, and simultaneously became one of the hardest fighters to cut off in all of MMA.
Thanks for seeing my point! Can you imagine a legend like Ernesto Hoost fighting in an octagon?!?! Even if it was just a striking match he'd be bewildered. The man was an expert of cutting guys off, putting them in a corner, and unleashing a Chuck Liddell like flurry of punches and kicks while they couldn't get away. If he fought in an octagon he'd have to completely change up his game, and who knows how that would translate. And he's one of the best strikers of all time, anybody who's seriously into kickboxing or MT would tell you that. I doubt he'd do very well at MMA even if he had good TDD, his style just doesn't work in a cage.