Originally Posted by ross
I could see a boxer learning how to sprawl in 6 months or so to atleast stuff a few takedowns. If a boxer can manage to avoid being taken down so quickly ( like Toney) I'm sure the mma fighter will sustain quick and severe damage.
Defending a shoot takedown is only part of the defense. What are you going to do once you are in a stand up clinch and all those things you never faced before or thought illegal (like elbow to the face) during a clinch is being used against you?
Also you guys forget how are top boxers will deal with THEIR OWN muscle memory?
You think fighting a southpaw once every 3 years is hard? Try fighting in a totally different style and rules.
What are you going to do when you muscle memory tells you to punch the body while in a clinch while the MMA fighter knees your stomach and thighs?