Dude is 20. He doesn't need to take any damage right now. He just needs experience. Once he reaches his prime and he's peaking, that's when he should lay more on the line and accepts that he will need to take more damage to get to that title. As for now, he's still climbing that hill. He's 20. He don't need to try to be Shogun or Edgar at this point. No oxygen to brain = lose brain cells at age 20. Keep those brain cells so he can use them later.