Posted by lilbadboy
ok. i do boxing and mma. thanks for all the tips.
If you're doing MMA you're going to have to lower your boxing stance to avoid the takedowns. Not to mention reduce your head movement and increase your footwork so you don't plant your legs and become susceptible to leg kicks.
The problem with Byrd's stance in relation to MMA is the size of the gloves. He keeps his hands out a bit high, wide and away from his face. Those 4 oz. MMA gloves will slip right through on the straights and jabs. Not to mention the fact that he stands real high and relies on a slip to avoid the hook.
If you were to adopt this stance I'd suggest lowering it a bit and bringing the hands in closer and more peek-a-boo like. Slipping the hook is fine, but if you're going to slip in MMA you better be well aware of that opposite leg coming at you after you slip the hook. Not to mention slipping the way Byrd does sets you up nicely to get put in a thai or Greco clinch.
Point being- the games are totally different. I would suggest changing one way for the other in MMA vs. Boxing because simply put you're not going to be able to sprawl for MMA in a boxing stance and you won't be able to slip and counter for boxing in an MMA stance.