Posted by saemskin
Can someone who is a fighter please explain to me why this is so hard for some guys to deal with? If I knew Rich Franklin or Rampage I would ask them because they are 2 top 5 guys in their respective divisions who have been destroyed by thai clinch's more than once.
It seems to me that the overhanded nature of the thai clinch leaves the other guys's entire body open for double under hooks and therefore a body lock. Why not just grab them and pull them close when they first engage? I realise that once it's locked up they shove their asses out so it would be near impossible to grab their body at that point, but after they first grab you it seems logical to me.
Then if you missed that opportunity and the hands are locked, the butt is back, why would you not try to reach through and grab their head just the same and just fight back trying to pull *their* head down?
What I saw Rich and Quinton doing was trying to stand more erect so their heads couldn't be pulled down and the other guy simply worked the knees to the body until they gave up and de-postured and then got their heads smashed in.
Actual fighters, any thoughts about my 2 methods of counter the thai clinch I mention above?
Am not a fighther but i do martials arts and muay thai is one of them, the way to break that thai clin is to stand tall and pump your chest (like rampage and rich do) or you can try to swim in it means trying to get underhook in order to do the clich.
The problem is that its very hard to break when the guys applies is properly plus by erecting your body or swimming in you are leaving your ribcage open sure your face is ok but we all remember what happend to Rich Franklin when he tried protecting is rib cage.
I think the big problem is that Anderson seems like he is a lot stronger than he looks like and he can lift his knees so high while keeping his clinch. there is so many reason why his clinch is so good