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..