You're also taking my point about close combat too literally. As if I want no contact at all. All I mean is I'm not willingly getting up in anyone's face, trying to position for a clinch. I see how MMA fighters who specialize in that stuff always look for those openings. Their mentality seems to always shift to wanting to do that. I'm the opposite. I don't visualize things that way. It doesn't mean I can't touch someone. Just that everything that makes me confident and even find fun about fighting is on my feet. If you played football, how do you visualize yourself playing it.. what's the first thought? Are you a QB and passing? A WR and catching? A LB and tackling? It's not about right or wrong. It's more about identity and personal strengths. Same with fights. Some guy might visualize himself on the ground a lot. It's right for him.