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11-27-2012, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by m9 View Post
The problem is that K1 fighters have to fight differently when they fight MMA because they have to protect themselves against the takedown. Even if the fight stays standing its a different element than a K1 fight because of that.
That's the big difference when a pure kickboxer goes into an MMA fight. They have to develop the ground game since that was never a concern to them.

Mark Hunt has an 8-7 record, but only one loss was due to a KO or TKO. The rest all came from submissions on the ground, which is had to do with someone like Hunt.

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