One of the main principles to understand in “Staying Safe” is how to effectively manage distance. In fighting there is a very specific range that is needed to be effective with strikes, knowing this, one of the fundamental principles of Jiu-Jitsu is: Anytime we are fighting, we either want to be too far away or too close for our opponent to be able to do damage.
One of amazing skills that Maywether was able to employ to help him stay safe was his understanding of how to manage distance to neutralize danger. After the fight Conor mentioned he had a very difficult time dealing with Mayweather who was constantly in his face fighting him at a range where he was not effective with his strikes.
This is the reason in Jiu-Jitsu, from the feet, we are always looking to safely get to the clinch where it's much harder to throw effective strikes. Throughout the fight Mayweather and McGregor would clinch, throw ineffective...
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