That's why I said he could work on his defense, but he will never be able to improve his weak chin or his heart. Some guys can get by with a lack of striking defense, he clearly isn't one of them.
I agree that a real fighter doesn't get caught by a guy like Perosh, but that's just it. He isn't a real fighter. He's a BJJ guy who can't take a punch and doesn't like getting hit in general. How he folded against Bader was all the evidence we needed. He has a lot of physical tools like you mentioned, but he just doesn't have a fighters mentality. A real fighter doesn't get hit with one good punch, and then give up mentally.
My memory might be fuzzy, but I don't think the first (half deflected) punch Bader landed put him out. He kind of just fell down and cashed in before the follow up, but Bader put his lights out once he was down.
It's too bad really because like you said, he has a lot of good physical tools. I guess we can put him in the "waste of potential" bin.
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