Anyone notice the majority of the champs push the pace and make you fight for every second of every round. Pretty much not letting you breathe? Mighty Mouse - Extreme pressure. This guy got fucking CRACKED by Dodson and kept coming forward. He pretty much drowned Dodson the first time. Tj dillashaw - more stick and move, but his latest win over Barao he really pushed the pace Conor Mcgregor - probably the most suffocating fighter on this list. Takedowns is key to beat him. RDA - Really gave Pettis absolutely no space, same thing Khabib did to every single one of his opponents Robbie Lawler - Only guy who actually sits back and sets traps on this list Chris Weidman - Tremendous pressure, will rek rockhold because of how rockhold is content to sit back. I believe Chris would even come forward against a guy like Jacare as well Cormier - good pressure, just like jones who was able to outwork Cormier in the championship rounds. Jones has put everyone he has fought on their heels the whole time. Werdum - actually less pressure than Cain, but Cain was dying on the feet and didn't have the gas to push Werdum like he planned. I fully expect Cain to be a 3x champ. Even if he doesn't beat Werdum in a rematch What do you guys think? Am I just seeing what I want to see? Or is this the current trend that is a very important aspect, something which separates the contenders from the champions. People who have failed to become the very best using this style: Nick Diaz - Has only been beaten on the feet by 2 people. Anderson and Condit. Takedown defense has failed him badly Chael Sonnen - Set the blueprint to beating Anderson. Striking was mediocre at best. Weidman properly executed what Chael failed to do. I feel like the pace is getting a lot faster and a lot less slow and calculated like they used to be. No hesitation and you have to think and be extremely fast on your feet. The days of the calculated counter striker are over.