Basically I would like to run some quotes past some boxing and MMA experts. These quotes come from my boxing instructor over the past month or so and deal mostly with defense. Please let me know if they are accurate in your opinion. The only real reason I am questioning them is because my instructor has limited experience with MMA. Thanks in advance for the help everyone. 1. "Most evasion tactics (other than moving/range) are dangerous in MMA" Here he was trying to convey that bobbing & weaving, slipping and especially ducking are too dangerous in MMA because they either get you taken down or get you kicked/kneed. He went on to say that "you are better off blocking a hook than ducking one." 2. "Slipping should be used against the jab but not much against power punches...Slipping inside a power punch gets you clinched and slipping outside a power punch gets you kneed" 3. "Despite the size of the gloves (in MMA) the block is still your best friend." 4. "Every fighter has only one angle." I have to explain this one. He was telling me that in MMA because of the use of kicks, a fighter should never step toward his opponent's power side like you may see from time to time in boxing. At least never when they are in striking range. So you always circle toward an orthodox fighter's left side and a southpaw's right side. 5. "Feinting is effective in MMA but drawing is not." He explained that unlike boxing, MMA has too many variables to be able to predict what you are going to be drawing your opponent to do. "You may think you are drawing a jab but will get a head kick" he said. 6. This next quote actually has to do with offense. "The jab to the body isn't worth it in a 3 round fight." He explained that lowering your level to use a jab to the body is too risky for the reward. In boxing you can wear an opponent down using the jab to the body round after round but when you only have 3 rounds to work with you are better off jabbing to the head or using a more powerful technique to the body. 7. "90% of the time you are standing and boxing (striking), you are outside of the striking zone." He was trying to emphasize how movement and range are the best defensive techniques for MMA. Having watched a lot of MMA fights this seems true but it still stuck out as a quote.