He doesn’t want to take it the ground so why bother worrying about him using take downs? His style is simple. He aims for the legs and hunts for the chin. Gaethje is a good counter puncher but we’ve also seen Gaethje get countered numbers of times. Since he decides to make his fights a stand up game, why not check his leg kicks and work him with crisp technical boxing? Yes, he’s taken guys with a good Muay Thai base like Cerrone and Barboza. Cowboy got countered, Barboza got caught backing up with his hands down. Fighters can beat Gaethje with little movement, leg checking and counter punching if they do not worry about getting taken down.