Anyone noticing an increase in punches to the body while standing in MMA? Its good to see, stand up sriking in MMA is improving all the time.
It's used a ton in boxing. You figure with longer rounds maybe it's more useful to wear guys down. Plus since they can't hold very long, they work the body a lot inside. It's good to see it used more in MMA. Often times guys don't like they are expecting them much.
People are just getting better at the MMA game in general. When this sport started out, people were saying that high kicks were just stupid because you'd get taken down. Things change as the competitors become better at what they do :-)
drago's was pretty brutal in that TUF fight.