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Old 06-07-2006, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Kickboxing In MMA

We've seen alot of Kickboxers fight in MMA and they never seem to do well without the ability to grapple. Striking really doesn't happen muchin the UFC outside of the heavyweight division and chuck liddell's fights. But there is a reason why it's important in MMA:
1) Groundnpound is best stopped with a strike to the head during the takedown.
2) The only way to keep a Jiu-jitsu fighter from going to the ground is to strike.
3) If your opponent has you up against the fence/ropes then you need to use elbows and knees to get out.
Anyone else have any ideas on why kickboxing/muay thai is important? I'm a grappler so this isn't my area of expertise.
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