All right, let's go over your basic cross, how to throw the basic cross, for MMA or any type of striking situation. Again, from your stance, if you're a righty, obviously at this time you're throwing your power side, okay? I wanna make sure I get my body behind it again; sort of, the same way I threw the jab. I wanna pivot off of that back foot. I don't wanna over-commit because, again, I've gotta worry about that take down. So, I've gotta be ready to sprawl.
When I throw the cross, chin stays down. This time, the other side is gonna stay up to protect the head. So, from here, pivot; get the shoulder behind it and make sure don't lift that elbow up too early. Always throw punches with the elbows down; straight punches with the elbow down. Protect the other side of the head. Again, I have to be ready to sprawl. So come back up to your feet, after you fire that cross. And that's your basic way to throw a cross.