Originally Posted by TDPARKASH
Andersen was striking and taking a change at getting hit, when you do a sidekick or a front snap kick to a leg, you run the risk of getitng swept or having the kick being caught. Especially with a side kick, your not in a very good position to defend yourself once the kick is thrown from a takedown.
I can't understand why he would punch Leites's leg though, you are actually the most vulnabrle to knee strikes.
I think he was demonstrating that Leites was offering no counterstrikes. perhaps he was luring Thales into throwing some strikes so he could counter him...not sure