Just heard Gus teammate Cedenblad (in a swedish clip) talk about the Gus-Shogun fight where he thougt Gus boxing and footwork never got going really and he didn't seem to find the right range. But he was impressed that he won afterall without doing good on his strongest weapons. And he was impressed about his wrestling and becoming better overall. Personally, I had the same thoughts about the fight and this is some thoughts I have after the Shogun-fight and Gus development. Gus was very onesided (and his fights was very onesided) when he came to the UFC. He had won every fight fast with strikes only and occasionally had to defend a takedown. What I want to write about is that I am very impressed about that Gustafsson has such confidence to try new stuff out and not just stick to his strong game. This is the same as with J.Jones (I think Bones is no1 in the UFC in experimenting with new stuff). For each fight he adds new aspects and techniques to his game. I think that's the sign of the future champions, to have such confidence to do that in your biggest UFC fights (every fight is Gus most important so far). His additions in his UFC fights: Hamman - short fight - we only saw his old sluggish game Davis - Davis closed in on him before he could strike with him. Well there, he wasn't shy to try to wrestle Davis (bad thought at the time). Diabate - Besides great boxing and offensive confidence (nothing new) he showed his first kicks and first Metzger takedown as well as his first submission (RNC) I think. Te Huna - Good movement and grappling on the floor from bottom. Metzger and RNC again. Hamill - Great takedown defense, clinch (stepping away and threatened with knees a couple of times). This was the first fight he really started using kicks to some more extent. Janitor - Too short fight to show anything new Silva - Now he used good combinations with dangerous knees a couple of times. He kicked quite a lot. First time he used the odd looking outer trip. Shogun - Did a lot of new takedowns (never saw him do any of those before) like single leg, trips, sweeps, "wizzer to judo throw" So being just a boxer with ok takedown defense he has added: great takedown defense, decent kicks, decent clinch/knees, decent wrestling. decent groundgame (we haven't seen him much on the ground but from what I have heard it could be rated decent) So what we have here is a tough, strong fighter that have great boxing and TD but is just decent on the rest, but learns fast and have great confidence. But he's already ranked around 3-5 and is just 25 years. What can we expect from him?