Listen to the idiot. Offer to try it on him. Certainly. In any kind of muay thai match, in a clinch it is almost always the fighter with a superior clinching position who lands more and better shots. This is because a superior clinch ties up the opponents arms and puts him off balance so he can't knee. A kneck clinch, for instance, pulls the opponents head down, allowing you to knee his face and drop down elbows. The opponent is however unable to fire any strikes back, considering he is way too bent over to knee anything and can neither reach nor see your face. If someone could post some pictures i'd much appreciate it. Thus attempting to knee or elbow your way out of an INFERIOR clinching position (which a back bearhug is) is a foolish idea.