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Getting into MMA, Advice

^after watching tonight’s UFC event, it’s worth noting that the reverse what i said is true, as far as grapplers learning a complimentary striking style.

Ryan Bader needs to learn to box, plain and simple. if he refined his footwork and added to his striking repertoire, i would expect him to make a real title run… as it is, he’s a single dimensional gate keeper.

with his straight forward movement pattern, and takedown centric style, a kicking style would be wasted on him, because he just isn’t gonna use it. good boxing would fix his “stutter-step” footwork, and give him more striking tools than the overhand right…

EDIT: in my humble opinion…