Posted by danny81
im not good at ground and pound yet. any other tips? any way to punch him out?
Get off first. If you have the better strikes and defense, don't be scared on taking the pocket and making him counter. Chances are he'll try and overwhelm you like you said, and he outweighs you, so its going to be hard to take the pocket, but still make sure you get off first, that way after you catch him a few times, you can really take the offensive. And yes, IMO, that is retarded. Sparring isn't about competition anyways, its about practicing in a live environment. Tapping shouldn't put a burden on your pride, especially while sparring. Hell if I'm sparring and cylcling opponents, if I make a mistake, and they even lock in something, I tap. Might sound dumb, but hey gives you more time to practice what you did wrong on the next opponent. No reason to put yourself at risk when your sparring.
Also, uhh, you said there's no MMA schools around you. But then you said you know a guy that owns one 45 minutes away...?