I think that he is just overly aggressive sometimes. He has over committed when fighting which leads to fight losing risks. It's good for the fans that he is always looking to finish and be aggressive, but at this level, it's unrealistic to think you can always get away with that. You're right implying that he should wait until he knows his opponent isn't on his level, and that is when he should unload.
Before that stoppage loss against Munoz, he actually looked to be superior on the ground. Munoz was having trouble keeping up with him. Letting him back up ended up being a mistake as shown. Maybe he wanted to stand and trade more, or maybe he didn't like the position he had, but he should have kept it on the ground in my opinion.
It's not always a bad thing to grind, it's just when a guy becomes repetitive with that game plan, it gets old. Dollaway could overwhelm a lot of guys in the grappling department at 185 if he had more patience. I like how he is always on the offense, it's refreshing to see a wrestler with that style, but if he did it in moderation and waited until after securing position and wearing down his opponent, those flash losses would probably be a lot less common. I can see him realizing that as he gets more and more experience.
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