Whoever said Chuck had great technique? I think most will say that Chuck has horrible technique. Im not saying Kimbo is going to push Chuck around the octagon either. Kimbo is more of a compact puncher. He keeps his hands close and his head down. He would stalk Chuck and catch him while Chuck is doing his looping thing. Of course Kimbo has never fought any top caliber opponents but that dosent mean Chuck will destroy him. Im telling you Kimbo is a game fighter. Sure he's never fought a great, complete, MMA fighter, but as I said before this would be a stand up slug fest. Kimbo I feel has better head and body movement something which Chuck (see fights with Rampage) has had trouble dealing with. Dotn get me wrong this would be a war, and I wouldnt be suprised if Chuck wins. I just dont think he would. I think Kimbo would catch.
I don’t think you get it kid, what does “technically correct” boxing have to do with effective striking in MMA? Chucks technique is among the most effective in MMA. His record alone proves that. You seem to think there is some singular formula that if you stick to you’ll be a great striker. Striking in MMA requires more than traditional boxing, you can’t use the same technique because you have to worry about takedowns, the clinch, kicks, elbows, knees, etc.
Kimbo has great power and traditional boxing technique, lets see how he does with someone kicking dents in his legs or clinching and using dirty boxing or feeding him some knees.
Chuck's technique has evolved to lure a striker in, leave an opening and counter with unorthodox punches from weird angles that catch you on the button.
Watch some of his fights and follow his hands and tell me how would you defend against those looping punches by “keeping your hands close to your head”. Tito tried it twice, didn’t work out too well.
I’m still waiting for Kimbo to fight a mediocre opponent.