Chuck watches hours of tape on his opponents before they fights. His initial strategy (being to get the KO) doesn't change, but he watches closely to see what his opponents tendencies are and what mistakes they will make.
Originally Posted by BlondBlomber
Chuck Liddel, like him or not is an awsome fighter. And he said in an interview before the 2nd fight with renalto, that he does'nt change his game for anyone. And their still trying to figure out ways to beat him.
All that said, Chuck accredits his first win over Babalu to watching alot of tape and seeing Babalu's vulnerability to a kick. While the kick didn't look fatastic, it was something that he had been training for months to use on Sobral.
Strategy still means alot, even if you only intend to win a fight one way you need to be aware of your opponent. It's not just you in the ring, the other person matters too, and if you forget that then you definitely won't win.