Yeah he played right into what justin would have wanted. If justin wants to challenge khabib then he needs to work on his ground game I’d imagine. He’s awesome standing up but khabib will take him down for sureTony was way too complacent about his striking that he didn't use his wrestling or jiu-jitsu. It was really upsetting to watch el cucuy wobbling away from Justin.
there's something to this, but I think he's pared down his skillset over time. He didn't start off a one trick pony - sure he clobbered Robbie, but his title defences were built around having good offensive wrestling, good top control, decent BJJ, and he knew how to leg kick and level change into his strikes. Plus he was very, very good at landing that overhand right. Like, Romero level good. He could lose rounds but he was gathering info, finding his openings, and throwing shots when they presented himself.He's just a bit one-dimensional. You can't expect to beat guys of this level with an overhand right every time. If the guy knows what he's doing, there's not going to be many openings, and with basically no kicking game, a pretty weak jab, and **** cardio - it's hard to make that skillset work.