Im no Jones fan but the way he nullified dc at his own game by fighting well in close and out wrestling him is something special. It got me thinking. When Randy came back at about age 46 and beat Sylvia convincingly I was impressed, and figured that mix of dirty boxing and good wrestling did it for him. He then went on to beat down Gonzaga who was looking very dangerous at the time and was bigger than Randy. He suffered a broken arm but fought through it and got the finish. He then I think tried to leave the ufc and set up a bunch of promotional stuff with fedor, photos, training sessions together and what not. Fedor in all of these seemed a bit smaller than Randy but I think if they had fought Fedor would have destroyed Randy. Anyway Randy came back against Brock and skill wise he seemed fine against him and Big Nog. He got the odd takedown, defended subs in the Nog fight and seemed like his skillset was decent enough to get it done but his chin was nothing like it was. He walked through Gonzaga head kicks with ease but Brock and Nog in particular dropped him with ease. Anyway to get to the point, a body type and skill set like Randy and Fedor looked to be the way to take it to big hws, or tall lhw. For example DC came in and destroyed Bigfoot with ease where Fedor struggled badly, he then threw Barnett around easily for 25 minutes. What is it that Jones has or does to that the guy DC who has what looked like the best out of Fedor/Randy successful attributes for fighting taller bigger opponents? I realise the examples are a little older, but my TLDR is that DC seemed to have, gave done, and be/been perfect at against the type of fighters with a tall rangy or jonesesque physique? From what I saw DC seemed to struggle a lot with the takedowns because when he hit a single, Jones other leg was so long and sprawled out that he couldnt reach it. He also surprisingly seemed to not have that quick bear strength twist from double underhooks that some fighters display. I aint no wrestler though, so decent replies appreciated. just to get it out of the way mma math doesn't work, just used it with examples instead of saying olympic level wrestling, because mma wrestling seems to be pretty different.