"Or, you could use the cross as a fightstopper."
I like this quote. Here are my thoughts on it.
1) I'd LOVE to believe that the cross (or MY cross) is a fightstopper. It's been proven to be a fight stopper, if placed properly. However, it isn't a guaranteed fight stopper. Trust me zw, I have the same feelings as you that the cross is a fightstopper...but something tells me that there's also the chance (in this particular scenario) that your opponent may take it, or you hit him in the wrong spot.
2) The reason why I'm looking at the bil jee is because it is theoretically faster than the cross (because of it's positioning). What worries me about it is that not only is it FAR from a fightstopper, the accuracy issue is there as well. If I miss with an eye jab, he's going to be standing there, unfazed, with a scratch on his nose.
The bil jee is meant to buy time to unload the big weapons (rear elbow, headbutt, knees). Bil jee is plan A, HKE is plan B.
I'm wondering if plan A could be the CROSS (the rear), then revise plan B w/ a lead hook (thrown on the half beat) or a forearm smash to the neck to facilitate the plum, then go to HKE. Much more boxing oriented.
Essentially, the accepted formula is to start with a lead, then unload with the rear. What I'm wondering (out loud to you guys), is whether the formula can be reversed.