Originally Posted by crimson
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?
You bring up some good points, but I did say if a boxer is able to stuff a takedown. I remember seeing takedown attempts stuffed and not ending up in a clinch. I've seen one guy on the ground grabbing nothing but air while his opponent just takes a few steps back and waits for him to stand back up.