I don't know, I didn't really think Melvin got "rocked", yet he got hit, but he looked more off balance than anything. My problem is, once it went to the ground he looked completely clueless and just gave up his back and got choaked.
Did we all see the Stephens(Stevens) Pettis fight? How long did rear naked choke attempt last?
I really like Melvin and want to see him do good. He has some serious natural talent and is amazing in the striking game. But unless he switches to boxing, he is going to need to dedicate himself 100% to defending the ground game. I mean like, don't bother throwing punches at all during traing, just grabble.
That being said, he may need to follow Rampage into Boxing. This MMA stuff isn't for everyone.
It is all about matchups though. Because while Melvin may not be able to beat Joe Lauzon, he sure looks like he could have beaten either guy in the LW final.