Originally Posted by KarateKickbox22
Comparing Gunnar's striking to Machida's is a joke, IMO.
The only reason I made any comparison is because the TC did. They're both two of the few fighters to employ a karate based striking stance and use angles/movements and due to their style throw focus more on accuracy than output.
Other than the style, I don't think there's really a comparison in terms of quality. Machida is a better karate fighter than Gunnar, but Gunnar is still a decent striker. I used the comparison of them in terms of accuracy and shots thrown to mainly show that Gunnar has a high accuracy, if a slightly lower output than Machida, who is regarded as a good striker and very accurate but gets a bit of stick for his output.
It's not a comparison of their striking quality in comparison to each other(though it can look like that), mostly just arguing unlike what the TC said about Gunnar being a poor striker, that he's actually decent in terms of accuracy but just needs to increase his output, as it's a bit less than a fighter that gets slated for not throwing enough (I'd imagine Machida's flurries are the main reason for this, Nelson has't really done that much and just looks for single shots).
Apologies, I'm drunk but my main point is that it's not a comparison of quality, but just how they both focus mostly on accuracy over output which I guess is more of a characteristic of a karate background, since you're likely not going to be throwing out punches as much as your average boxer/kickboxer/muay thai fighter.