Having a corner team in combat sports isn’t just about saying when you’ve won a round or wiping the blood from your nose, the tactical advice given at the correct time can be the difference epic victory and devastating defeat. It is interesting to see the experienced corner men dissecting what they’ve seen in the previous rounds and offering strategic advice to overcome problems and land shots. Anybody who takes part in training, sparring or fighting should take note that an opponent will fall into pattern like behaviour, especially when tired, rocked or nervous. Finding gaps and spotting patterns is key to maximising the effect of technique power and speed. Brilliant video.
Devastation, on replay!
These kind of techniques are rare to see in mixed martial arts. In the illustrious words of Mr Miyagi ‘If do right, no can defend’. Randy Couture was a legend in the game, and Machida has one of the most unique and aesthetically pleasing styles in MMA.