Lol. He states the obvious which requires little thought - yet you still manage to disagree with him!
Appears the obvious aint so obvious around here.
Can I make a suggestion. Make a list of the techniques that you personaly use and drill as regards to strikes and defence against strikes in MMA. After that is completed then it could be seen where karate/ kata techique are used and indeed could be used in MMA striking because lets be honest the majority of MMA striking is basic . Even with gloves. Jude