i muay thai kickbox as well, and use this kick and defend against it, I have no problem with it, just just need a good stance and good defense.
fighters I like
145 Jose Aldo
155 Melvin Guillard/George Sotiropoulos
170 Carlos Condit
185 Anderson Silva/Nate the great
205 Jon Jones/Machida
265 Alistair Overeem/Shane Carwin/Frank Mir