On paper, it seems like you and Johny Hendricks have a somewhat similar style, with a strong wrestling base and some striking mixed in. How much would you agree with that surface impression?
I think I'm a little bit smoother with mixing my stand-up and wrestling together. I think I'm a much better submission guy than him; I think I've got better jiu-jitsu.
I've got a ton more experience in the fight game. He's an outstanding wrestler, but I think my experience just in MMA and the fight game is what's going to overwhelm him in the fight.
You just mentioned your submissions. We haven't seen that from you very often. How much would you like to apply those skills in the future?
I do it when I can. I think it's difficult when you have opponents who are in the fight to not be finished, and they're not really fighting to win.
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