If you're a short man with short limbs, there's only one way you can be successful striking. Only ONE way. But if you are fast enough, with enough pop and over all skill, you have one of the best styles........ This has been true going back to the dawn of striking. Everyone should have learned by watching Marciano, Frazier and Mike Tyson. Head movement, footwork and endurance. Endurance is a MUST. It takes a lot of endurance to bend, crouch, bob and weave out of the way of punches for minutes on end. You need to get inside of punches and land your own. Garbrandt proved this theory correct once again. There's many examples. Why all fighters with short stature and short limbs don't fight with the bob and weave style is beyond me. It's also one of the most effective ways to strike. Longer limbed fighters have a habit of putting their lead hand out to find range and to set up other punches of course, but this gives a short limbed fighter with decent depth perception a perfect gauge for their attack. Also, a short limbed fighter should never extend their fists unless punching, so as to give their opponent a harder time finding the distance. Footwork is absolutely essential for a T-rex man. Without powerful and adept footwork you will NEVER, and I repeat NEVER, be successful in striking. Manny Pacauiao should be studied for explosive small step footwork. Exploding to get inside and the speed of foot to create awkward angles on the inside, and then stepping out of range. In and out, side to side. You won't always have the luxury of being out of distance if you're a short limbed fighter, and that's why the bob and weave style is essential. Mike Tyson should be your text book for that. Combine footwork, bob and weave and endurance and if you've got the tools to have an advantage over long limbed fighters. With this style, jabs become less import, hooker cuts, hooks and uppercuts are your forte. Stick with that. Shorter limbed fighters also have a huge advantage for inside striking. Make no mistake about it: this is the ONLY way for a short limbed boxer/striker to become GREAT and overcome his long limbed foes. People with short build and short limbs should never fight another way. If I was a coach I would kick anyone out with that body style NOT fighting that way. It should be mandatory. Just remember Manny Pacauiao, Mike Tyson and Joe Frazier. It's all that you need to be successful. And of course, a McGOD-like fight IQ. Speaking of McGOD - and I say this as a huge fan - give me someone like Garbrandt to DRILL this philosophy into his head, and within a year of training in this way, he could outstrike Conor. This thread was blessed upon all upcoming short stature/limbed fighters all over the world. You. Are. Welcome.