Originally Posted by thelegendrvb
Any championship/top level boxer could destroy UFC fighters in the stand up game. It just depends on if they were able to learn all aspects of the MMA game.
ya, top level boxers have such standup skills because thats all they train and dont do subs, takedowns, and the defences for subs and takedowns. if they took up wrestling and maybe some bjj they would be good. they could get more into takedown defence a lot so they could force their opponent to stand with them, which would not be good cause of how good they r striking, and ko them. kinda like chuck liddle, he forces his opponents to stand with him cause he is so damm hard to takdown, i wonder if he even has any ground game at all. but if ur takedown defence is almost unstoppable and u have great standup u really dont need much of a ground game, except for sub defence and the guards, basic subs, and some sprawling so u can take it back to the feet.