Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: City of Champions
Although its good to use boxing to improve your footwork in MMA you really don't want to get caught boxing in most MMA fights. The one thing that JDS has going for him is that he is super athletic and he can use that right now in conjunction with his boxing to be successful in his fights. That's all fine and dandy until you run into some Chael Sonnen type fella that drives right through you and gets you onto your back.
I know I'll get some grief for this but you have to look at how GSP uses his boxing/kickboxing to neutralize incoming attacks. How often do we see him getting taken down? How often do we see him taking any significant shots? Anyways enough of my GSP nuthugging for now but its a style that works for him because he doesn't have the one punch knockout power that other guys have, and for that matter he doesn't have top level submissions from his back either.
We haven't seen JDS on his back yet but Mir might not be the best guy to test your bottom game with. Its great to see him boxing with a top level guy but he'd better not sit in the pocket too much or get caught flatfooted because Mir is likely going to be working very hard for a quick submission. I really don't think that Frank is going to want to bang with JDS much after what happened against Carwin. He'll probably test the waters and as soon as he gets tagged he's going for a limb.
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