There's one thing he lacks and that's a master strategist on his team whom he respects completely. Rafael is probably the closest, but to me he's much more tactical.
- better game plans
Shogun and Wand fight very similar to what you would do in a street fight. It's showed in 90% of their fights. The only time I've ever seen Shogun game plan was again Lyoto the first time around and Wanderlei against Cung Le.
This is also why they're fan favorites.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.