Originally Posted by CtGreat
I think its a brilliant strategy. When you take away a wrestlers ability to gain momentum, it makes achieving a takedown 10x more difficult. Wrestlers like GSP, Sonnen, Evans, etc; most of their takedowns are achieved more towards the center of the octagon. So being against the cage makes it almost impossible to obtain a highcrotch, power double, etc since you cant drive your opponent backwards or sideways as easily.
I would like to see more fighters try to adopt this technique
I hadn't really thought about how bad the leverage is, even for a high crotch, when your pressing into the cage. I like this man, would love to see more guys try it too. Though I do think Silva's muay thai is key here - as he's known as being very strong in the clinch, something that I think vastly improves his TDD against the cage.