So far what I have seen is good advice. I missed it if you said when the fight is going to be, but I didn't like the way you said your cardio is alright. I'd be for woking that as you get ready for this fight.
As been said, if hes a boxer you really want to work his weaknesses, the clinch and his ground game. Unless you have the time I really wouldn't work to much on different subs right now. I would really make sure I had a choke or two (Gullotine and Rear Naked or something) but I would also take the time to work an armbar, especially from guard. Why I'm saying this, is if he is really that clueless on the ground, but manages to land on top of you during the takedown, hes properly gonna panic and want to get back up. Anyway I see him posting his arms. Like pushing down on your chest and trying to stand up or something which gives you an easy armbar attempt. Also being clueless, he is going to try to pull straight out of it, straigtening his arm out for you and basically handing it to you. I know, my ground game sucks and it took me awhile to learn to stop giving this armbar I just described away. I have been caught in it soo many times its embarrassing. Also as I read someone post, learn a couple different takedowns, I would suggest working on a trip form the clinch. Get the double underhooks or an over-under and just trip the guy. watch some Randy Couture fights and you will quickly see how effective this is. But when you practice this, practice trying to control the fall so that not only do you land on top, try to land in side control. a more dominate position, easier to control your opponent and transition to the mount will be alot easier. Last thing, and requires no training, when in the clinch, stomp his feet. A much underused technique. He wont like it and it can be very effective in helping to get him off balance thus aiding in your take down.
Ok this really is the last thing, Im not saying go out there and start smack talking, but you might let it get out you think you can hang with him standing and that is your game plan. The guy might fall for it and not work as hard on his takedown defense. But don't be the one actually saying this. your friend or training partner could let that tidbit accidently slip out. But then when he doesn't have the time to switch his training or to prepare for the takedowns, make it known that you never said that, and while you have been working your standup, your game plan is and always has been to take the fight to the ground. Now you are in this guys head and he will be thinking takedown and will be a little more hesitent on committing himself. If nothing else, this could translate into less damage you will take from his standup and the more you can get him thinking about what you are going to do, the less he is thinking about what he should be doing.
Fighting, is a game of both mind and body. If you can beat is mind, his body stands very little chance.
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Last edited by BigRandy; 04-04-2007 at 04:26 AM.