Questions about Michael McDonald

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by TommyHearns, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. TommyHearns

    TommyHearns Yellow Belt

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    Ive watched a few of his fights and its interesting coz hes so much shorter than some opponents. Even when hes standing up straight he looks short enough to be clinched and kneed. I try to see how he avoids being kneed but cant. The opponent seems to be in good position sometimes but doesnt try to knee him.
     
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    Michaels a bad ass. One of my favorites to watch.
     
  3. Spoonman7

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    Michael is so explosive, and he has fast hands, so when guys try to knee him he fires punches. Bobjansky kneed him a few times.
     
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    McDonald is awesome. He always puts on a pretty good show.
     
  5. Evilsteez

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    Mac's kicks are pretty punishing as well. Has he still got that small highlight clip on his site? Take a look at it.
     
  6. methusalah

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    McDonald recently said on an interview with Sherdog that he always fights from a distance, or at least tries. That would help him not get kneed. He also is a great kicker and boxer, so that keeps fighters from a distance, especially less-skilled ones.

    Btw, he still does have that clip up. And if you write him an e-mail asking his thoughts on being a fighter, he always writes back. He's great to his fans.
     
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    Great fighter, but getting up there in age.
     
  8. meng_mao

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    It seems like he keeps his rear foot pointed very outwards, almost backwards. Does that increase power for him somehow?
     
  9. EastPointKck

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    So where are the questions?
     
  10. TommyHearns

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    No one else here had any trouble seeing what the question was. :rolleyes:

    Clearly my question is, how does he avoid being kneed being so short.
     
  11. EastPointKck

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    It would be question, not questions then.
     
  12. RizRan

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    Skill>Size
     
  13. TommyHearns

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    Well done. :rolleyes: You want a fucking medal?
     

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