- May 21, 2015
Yes I am talking about kickboxing only. I haven't seen enough of him in mma and he hasn't fought real good guys. So like I said I'm not commenting on his mma status. I hope he is the best mma striker at MW after all he has a huge background there and mma striking is rudimentary.You still are not listening to what I am saying. This is not kickboxing it is MMA, its one thing to be a great kickboxer, but 99% of those kickboxers are not able to come into mma nd be good strikers because everything else sucks. So they cannot use their striking. Adesanya is able to be a great MMA striker, better than the few guys who are better at him in pure kickboxing. I am way more impressed by Adesanay, who can actaully bring his striking into MMA, than a kickboxer that could be a bit better than him in just kickboxing but would not be able to use that same level in MMA.
There is not a single MW on the entire UFC roster that is a better mma striker at MW than Adesanya, you cannot name even 1. Robert is the closest but I give the edge to Adesanya in terms of overall striking with defense included.
Plus the guy has very good TDD, meaning he can actually implment his striking. you seem to only focus on this as if we are talking a kickboxing match, last time I checked this is MMA.
Also it isn't "a few" kickboxers that are "a bit better than him" it's literally hundreds who are much much better than him (counting muay thai and kickboxing). That's what's a pet peeve of mine.