Re: Inside fighter style.
Well, some people think inside fighting is all about tucking their head down and trying to get lucky with shots, and eating some hard shots in return.
The ability to see what your opponent is doing in order to try and slip punches, roll with them, or tense up your body to lessen impact is a skill in itself. You can both be dishing out hard shots, but someone more experienced can take a lot less punishment.
So yeah, the ability to see or read your opponent from close quarters is a big one for me.
I think I learned this the hard way - by fighting bigger, stronger and more experienced guys. Those punches hurt - if you see them coming, you can avoid a lot of pain.