There seems to have been a growing trend lately of fighters keeping their hands down. Uncle Chael used to talk about this all the time and how it is poor showcase of fundamentals. Now it is even more widespread and has contributed to a lot of losses. 1. Conor’s only loss in the UFC was because he let his guard down and Nate clipped him. 2.Gunnar Nelson has been dropped because he drops his guard constantly. 3. Till and Wonderboy both got dropped from Woodley because they don’t keep their hands up. In no martial art is it taught to keep hands down. First lesson at any gym/dojo is hands up.