Adam taught that the clinch can be used to:
1. Disable your opponent momentarily so that you can rest awhile.
2. Unbalance your opponent to slip in your power shots.
3. Gain a position of advantage where you can hit him more.
4. Safely disengage to a good position while slipping in a few parting shots.
I found the clinch to be useful when I sparred with Laurent. I was exhausted and I used the clinch to catch a breather while minimizing his shots to him. Cool! Going to train more on this area.