Posted by d_block07
question is does the ring benefit fedor and put timmy at a disadvantage?
Absolutely. Fedor can score a takedown by using timmys weight against him and pressing against the ropes, when he relieves that pressure the ropes will push sylvia off, possibly throwing him off balance. Also rings are alot smaller and you can trap someone in a corner. Sylvia in a cage has pretty much infinite room to back up while throwing his lazy jab to establish his reach. But in a ring he really has to sharpen his game up or his reach will be gone quickly.
IMO The ring is meant for strikers, but is equally as effective at exposing strikers who arent techinically sound, because footwork, mobility, and striking defense come more into play due to the enviornment.
Just like the cage, there are ways the ring will affect you if youre not ready for it.