Close the distance
takedown and strike if you can
if you can't takedown, strike from standing at 0 distance
Vs. Standup Striker
they have to work to create distance
you can lean and make them hold you up
if you take them down, you've got the superior position to strike from
if they get the takedown, get back up if you can
if you get the takedown, strike from superior striking position
if they go for submission, sit-up (the universal defense against submission attacks from the back)
this approach requires the mastery of the fewest number of techniques
forces opponent to play your game (they're best response is to play the same one)
"this is obvious"
- if so why don't more fighters employ it
fedor creates standup distance easily
- fedor's a super-athelete, an exception. If he fought someone at his level could he still do that?
can be a boring approach if not athletically and technically superior to opponent
- true, Matt Lindland is probably the architypal example of this approach. He's awesome, but his fights can be boring, as he smothers opponents strikes but is sometimes unable to hurt them with his own.