I'd asked for proof from him on another thread when he made the same claim, I wanted to know the name of the fighter, who he fought and where. I pointed out that asking for proof may sound cynical but matchmaking can be a cynical business, I do know fighters who's coaches have found them matches they were bound to win, it's been going on in boxing for years. To ask me to take some of the lads out of training to try the no spar thing is frankly ridiculous, if that system worked we'd have all been doing it years ago, like the no touch KO thing, it that worked we'd all be doing it. All the top pro fighters in all the countries that have MMA are always looking for something to give them an edge, if this was choreographed sparring then they would have been on it like fleas on a dog, but they aren't. Every fighter I've know spars, every boxer spars, every Mt fighter spars. If there was a better way to train they'd be doing it that they aren't if proof what they are doing works. In martial arts to varying rules and restraints just about everyone spars, not to means you aren't doing martial arts. LOL at the bums rush..it is more technical than that with feet in the right place etc, it should be done properly with the head close to the side of your opponents body at about hip height...to avoid being choked, it should be done while your opponent is coming towards you to save you being dumped on the floor as he goes backwards and it should be done quickly because of the danger not so much of being struck on the spine but from eating a knee. As everyone is saying, sparring isn't be all and end all of training but it's a very useful tool without which you are missing something vital from your training.