Not heard much hype around this guy at all. Why do guys like Khabib, Barboza and McGregor get talked up as future champs despite the obvious holes in their games. This guy's an olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling, has sick KO power, all finishes by T/KO, only loss to Feijao at LHW. I'm happy to be proven wrong but as far as I can see his only weakness is his age.
After he destroys Brunson he deserves a better opponent (Brunson is a step down from Markes imo). He's title material if he stays injury free.
It just upsets me we did not see a 28-29 year old Yoel Romero. His age will play a factor
Too right, would've been sweet if he'd taken up MMA younger. Still, I'm struggling to name a MW he wouldn't stand a good chance against. It's strange that this guy's stayed under a lot of fans' radars when he's clearly a threat to anyone at MW.