Originally Posted by Burundanga
Stevenson is also a very compact and strong guy ... like a small Monson...he'll be hard to sub. I think Joe gives BJ real problems. If the out of shape BJ comes to fight then Joe has a real chance.
I think Florian as smart, skilled and tough as he is does not pose a threat to BJ in any situation.
That is a great comparison, I had never made the connection in my mind, but they are very similar. Theres some differences of course as they are two different people, with Monson being the better top game player and Stevenson using the guard more, but still, that really jumped out at me.