Honestly, if it wasn't a HW, it'd be Machida (this isn't nuthugging, I swear there's some logic)
Machida is about the only guy in all of MMA (that I know of) who trains TDD against sumo wrestlers. And what is Lesner compared to Machida, but sumo sized. The only major difference between a sumo style clinch and a Lesner takedown is, obviously, his speed as well as where he grabs when he goes in.
Honestly his striking is great. And he's the second most ellusive fighter in all MMA, if anyone is ellusive enough to evade the takedown and keep the fight standing, its Machida.
But if he gets taken down, hello loss!
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