In the recent UFN fight between Evans and Salmon, on the commentary Randy Couture points out that Salmon looked like he was about to execute a sidekick. Having trained in a classic striking art for a couple of years, about the same amount of time I have been following MMA, I can't understand why more fighters don't utilise this kick. The sidekick normally comes from the front leg and thus can be executed very quicky, more so than a turning kick or so called HK. It can be used up close and when doing so it is hard for the opponent to see, may be below line of vision. Performed correctly it should also be powerful and snapped back very quickly, countering the arguement that you are leaving it out there for a submission. Your thoughts greatly received.