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Heavy Hands episode 44: How to watch a fight, low kicks, and the Philly Shell in MMA (listener mail)

Pat and Connor are back to answer your questions on any topic, ranging from how to watch a fight analytically, to the absence of shoulder rolling in MMA.

It's a non-fight week, and that gives us not only the chance to catch our breath, but the opportunity to answer some of the listener questions that have been piling up in our inbox and on Twitter.

Every week Pat and I get lots of great questions for our Heavy Bag segment, but we usually only get to answer one at a time. So for today's episode we were happy to look back through our collection and pick out some of the great listener mail that we had to miss the first time around.

We've got a wide range of questions for you, and some inspired discussion centered around them. First, we break down the process of analyzing a fight. What does each of us focus on when analyzing a fighter or, better yet, when devising a gameplan to defeat him?

We talk low kicks--remember when they were the coolest technique in all of MMA? How come nobody cares about low kicks anymore? Huh?

And then it's on to the "Philly Shell." Why isn't Floyd Mayweather's vaunted shoulder roll more commonly seen in MMA, and would it apply to this sport if someone did try to use it?

All of this and more on the latest episode of Heavy Hands.

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