When I used to box (many years ago) sometimes I would play around with the lead hand down defense. I would use a lean and a shoulder to block or avoid incoming blows (e.g., Pernell Whitaker). I usually did this when the head trainer, Frank, would turn away for a moment. However, I would never use it in an MMA or kickboxing match.
In the latest installment of the “Iron Ring,” a show that proves I will watch anything that contains MMA, a fighter named “Boogie” keeps his hands down with disastrous consequences. For him….