Muay Thai vs Neo Footwork

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  1. Cocakillbana

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    Hypothetical matchups of Dominick Cruz and TJ Dillashaw against this Thai dude in the blue. The rules are Caged Muay Thai, which is Muay Thai in a cage with MMA gloves. Does the Thai guy win both? Dom gets the W? TJ gets the W? Both Neo masters pick up the wins? Can we get a poll in this bish?



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    Neo footwork.......

    Wtf man
     
  3. Tormund

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    He gets murked by both of them.
     
  4. Leroy Jenkins

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    Neo footwork is the biggest myth in MMA.

    It only works in the manlet divisions because people don't have power.

    If a bigger tried that in a heavier division with ugly swings like Dominick does with his arms, he would get kod with a good punch.
     
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  5. biscuitsbrah

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    Ring is too small and easy to get cornered. Make no mistake ALL strikers not coming from MMA do need an adjustment period in getting used to the small gloves. Very different
     
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    There is only one guy who has neo footwork and is a neo master and that is the Neo Samurai: Genki Sudo
     
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    Has Cruz ever called his style neo footwork?

    I thought that was basically snake oil sold by TJ.
     
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    Is it a ring or a cage? Thai guy is very stationary and uses the ropes to take some of the juice of punches and kicks by leaning back - he couldn't do that with a cage.
     
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    Corrected.
     
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    After watching the video... do all Muay Thai guys stand still like that? I'm from a karate background with a bit of boxing thrown in, so I've watched very little of it. My own best defense is moving my feet, so it's strange to me to watch two guys being so stationary in front of each other like that, though I can see a lot of punches are blocked and kicks checked. I guess you conserve energy that way, but still... hard to conceive of just standing and blocking like that with mma gloves.
     
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    Without takedowns he will be raped. His foot work is dangerous because he can easly commit to a good takedown after missed punch from his opponent or himself. Against pure stand up fight his style wouldnt be effective. He rely on his oponnents to be scared of takedown to secure shots etc.
     
  12. Ridian

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    Muay Thai has footwork lol?
     
  13. Recounter

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    Dominick Cruz's footwork is overrated.
    His Strike differential is almost 1 which means he gets hit as many time as
    he hits his opponent.

    TJ's strike differential is superior - it's close to 2.5 which is actually #1 in the division.
    TJ hits his opponent 2.5 times more than he gets hit - sounds much more effective to me.

    Having said that...

    They both lose to the Muay Thai fighter cuz it's Muay Thai rule.
     
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    I guess you missed when Rothwell succesfully won by doing it.
     
  15. Kanka

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    Both MMA fighters get eaten alive
     
  16. muaytao

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    See saenchai
     
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    Coca u getting tired of trolling the kb/mt forum?

    The true answer is Cody Garbrandt bro, he KO'd the high level muay thai specialist Thomas Almeida.
     
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    Man this Muay Thai guys are vicious.
     
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    He is the exception
     
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  20. Kanka

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    I've seen plentyof guys moving in and out against thai's. It usually works in round one but then they get beat down with low kicks and middle kicks from the outside. Once they get in a closer range they get overwhelmed by knees from the clinch
     
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    Lets see, a muay thai guy fighting a muay thai match against two mma fighters, who wins?
     
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