do any of u feel comfortable standing w/ a standup guy if u can't get him down

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by devante, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. devante

    devante Silver Belt

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    The reason i ask this is because many people say they would never trade..or try to outbox a striker; esp if he was better..bigger..faster and hits harder than them; most people here said they would tie them up or shoot for a takedown..etc.

    My question is what would u do if u could not get ur opp to the ground, do u feel ur standup is competent enough to open up the opp up enough to work him to the ground or even survive in a standup exchanve long enough to get away.

    I ASK THIS cus i saw ufn and saw how leben was brought down and subbed his opponent, the striker finished the grapler because he had no choice; he would not have been unable to safely regain his feet w/out opening himself up to a sub..so he defended, saw an opening and ended the fight.

    So the same applies here if u could not get an opp down would u be able to eff strike w/them to land a finishing blow or strike well enough where u could open them up for the takedown or sub later on.

    examples of people who have done this Gan Mcgee stopping rizzo...chonan subbing silva..
     
  2. OpethDrums

    OpethDrums Banned Banned

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    end of thread
     
  3. RizRan

    RizRan Guest

    Wow next time you post asking for advice attempt coherency.
     
  4. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    Yes, if I couldnt take my opponet to the ground & he was a better striker than me I still would trade shots with him and be effective. I have faith in my striking abilities but I would take the takedown if I saw an opening.
     
  5. recoil

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    i am a standup guy..... this is the standup forum.... we should all want to trade
     
  6. Mr X

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    I would be game to stand and bang as I have really good boxing but my knees and kicks arnt very good so I would have 2 stay close-ish.
     
  7. Hamit Aktas

    Hamit Aktas Amateur Fighter

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    If he really was a superior striker (nog v. crocop) then I wouldn't wanna trade with him. Of course if I saw an opening to do some damage, I'd take it. But I'd take the first chance I got for the takedown.
     
  8. scorcho

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    I would take the fight to were I thought I was better. Seems pretty logical.
     
  9. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    lol good point, mate.
     
  10. judogido

    judogido Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie! ...

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    Well done, dopey. Ask strikers in the striking forum whether they'd be comfortable with standup if they couldnt take a guy down. Well....uuuuh > Yes - very comfortable, thanks?
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  11. Gregster

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    I think it's a cardinal rule of fighting that you take the fight in the direction it bests suits you. If you're a striker, keep the fight standing and do everything you can to avoid going to the ground. If you're a grappler, get the fight to the ground fast where you can do your work.

    If you're outmatched striking, then it's a no-brainer: get to the ground. Soak up a couple shots if you need to to close and take the guy down. Risky, yes...but if you're thinking you're gonna lose anyway, what have you got to lose?
     

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