Re: UFC 236 - Max vs Dustin P
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 pm
The reason I was wrong about Dustin, I think, is because he's completely bucked the trend of the last 5 years, where you have to be either, 1) a legit wrestler w/ pace or 2) a striker with crazy advantage in terms of length and proportion. There really aren't too many recent fighters who haven't been 1 of those 2. And Dustin has neither. He has an average build, has no distant background in wrestling or a TMA, he's just a really tough guy who has developed into a well-rounded fighter. It's all the more credit to him, really. He wasn't wrestling bears or an Olympian, he doesn't exploit a reach advantage or some crazy bladed stance. He's just somehow hangs in there and advances.