I like Max, and I'm pretty confident that he beats Dustin next weekend. However, he has NEVER faced a single elite wrestler in his career, and certainly not one that can wrestle and strike like a prime Mendes. Mendes had a pretty good chin once upon a time but that war with Aldo ruined it for sure. Styles make fights, and a guy as explosive as Mendes who mixes it up as well as he does would cause Max all sorts of problems. To understand how good Chad was in his heyday, you have to consider that he fought a prime Aldo that was stylistically a bad matchup for him, ate two clean power punches after the bell, and still dropped Aldo and rocked him multiple times, and gave him by far the toughest fight of his career up until that point.