This approach has been successful, however. Known primarily as a striker, he showed a full match against Fili, sometimes relying on his keen sense of wrestling and grappling to withdraw from the judges’ scoreboards. His ability to endure adversity over long periods is what Yusuff says is his greatest advantage.
“No matter what, when I was riding, and even where I am now, I have never been the best guy in the gym,” he said. “I have never been the best guy technically. I have never been the best cardio guy. I’ve never been the best puncher and stuff like that, but I’ve always been able to handle it, and it’s not necessarily me who gets beaten. It just means staying on the lookout. I think I am able to work more regularly and harder than most people. “
This trait is something Yusuff didn’t realize was special until more people asked him for advice as he moved up the rankings.
While people came to work with him or even watched him train, he noted that while most people can work hard in bursts, his ability to keep this work ethic high for a long time is something that sets it apart.
“They say to themselves” Oh, that doesn’t sound special. It sounds regular, “he said. “But they don’t realize this” regular “thing, doing it consistently and consistently and consistently, by the time you fight, you might not have a round kick, or you might not have a flying knee at face. It could just win you the fight by an extra punch or it could win you the fight by disassembly or things like that. This is how it manifests in combat, and it is difficult for people to see, and it’s hard for people to really put a lot of value in it. ”