Like Blast says..you don't know much about real aikido.In a real fight 90% of aikido is atemi STRIKING. If someone attempted to push or pull me I would simply thump him one. Ronin master not every guy in TMA hates MMA since it is made up mainly of TMA techniques.Nor did blast even imply that he dislikes MMA. For what it's worth if an experienced fighter no matter what style comes under an unexpected attack..the techniques used are basic and pragmatic to nearly every art I have seen and it is damn difficult to say what art was used. This is NOT based on training in the cage or the dojo but working for twenty odd years in deprived areas of Glasgow.