Originally Posted by m@T
... either throw hard and wild or not at all...
Hmmm... are you criticizing my style, Matt? Because I can do the crazy fighting, chin up, head waving, haymaking thing if you'd like. Sure, I might get knocked out, but so might you. I fight like a crazed, drunk, monkey. Actually, in lower tier MMA fights, I find these types of fights, especially between two big, fat, heavyweights, amusing to watch. You can see it in the dudes' eyes. The guy is in his corner, strategizing: "No way I am going to the ground, and my kicks are suspect, but I (think) I have a pretty solid jaw, and I am way strong, so I'm just gonna rush him and swing." And the other guy is thinking the same, and the result is like a a sumo fight with dudes chest to chest, posture totally squared up, swinging for the fences. Better yet is when neither guy is a particularly good puncher and both actually have decent chins, so the fight actually lasts a while.
Another fun type of fight to watch is when a not particularly skilled striker chases a guy who clearly doesn't want to get punched around the ring or cage. The striker isn't good enough to cut off the space, so everything misses, and the other dude is just avoiding getting hit by essentially going counterclockwise. Awesome