Originally Posted by Brit_Brawler
The only reason i ask this is because i distinctly remember watching videos of him deliberately letting people tee off on him in sparring, such as Ryan Bader and a couple of others if i recall.
If this is deliberate, what would be his reasoning for this?
Gives the opponent a false sense of achievement and incentive to continue standing, which is what he wants.
Anderson's style relies almost completely on speed and reflexes. If those have degraded in any capacity he's going to continue to be hit and likely KO'd quite a bit.