I did some MMA type sparring today. Rather I sparred with someone who does MMA skills with takedown vs me.
I can't match this at all and have to aim at getting better than I was before and not flinch and fold etc. when punches rain down on me.
Interesting point was made when it was said trapping does exist in MMA ... on the ground. Its that on the ground - say in mount - the defender can only go in 2 dimensions and so the arms are more predictable to trap.
THAT is interesting. You can pin and hit in a more stable fashion than in stand up when if someone retreats, then your stickyness melts.