I have to do everything different from the last fight. I have to work on my throws and my boxing and escaping from the high-kick. It's a totally different opponent. I change my style for each opponent. I like that. Every time I face someone who has a different technique, I improve my techniques one by one.
Yeah, it's difficult. Everyday I train on escaping from the left kick. Like, 200 times a day. We've got some good guys and I've improved. If I keep my right hand up and keep moving to his side, I will be okay.
What about his middle kick? I've heard that Mirko doesn't decide where his kick will go until about halfway through.
He's been on the ground in a couple of fights. He's got very strong legs so he can escape. He opens up the guard to push the guy away. I've never seen his submissions but he can move well. Nobody can hold him and I think he's very comfortable. He's had some guys that threw him but they didn't know how to control him on the ground. They gave him too much space.
You think if you don't give him space, you can keep him down?