Originally Posted by TN94z
I would think that being shorter in the clinch would be an advantage? From what I saw in my Muay Thai classes it seemed to be an advantage. Silva is strong in the clinch, but overall he is not stronger than Hughes.
I would get a new teacher then, the taller person is going to inflict more damage when using knees it is leverage working against the smaller guy, the taller the person is the higher he cann throw knees, and the shorter the person is makes it the less distance for the knee to travel before it makes contact thereofore the more time it has to inflict damage on the follow thru. It simple physics man, Hughes would get destroyed in the clench, especially against someone that uses there knees as good as Silva anyways. Hughes is strong but I would wager that Silva is stronger.