See below how he discusses strategy….and like the Russians, who call wrestling and combative sports and ‘art form’ (sounds odd to me too)….it showcases how vital it is to not get bogged down into the 1980s TOMMY TOUGH GUY wrestling /coaching mindset. Smart wrestling. Simple and strategic wrestling. Using your brain wrestling. Getting your hand raised wrestling. This is the key!
“I think that wrestlers, and fighters have that same fighting spirit. There’s just a spirit about you. It’s such a beautiful art form in which you can implement strategy in order to subdue another individual. I kinda feel like that’s where wrestling and UFC — we collaborate in that way.”