Yeh they are goddamn terrifying. I actually texted a mate on Sunday saying "Ive got 6 inches and 30 kilos on Petr Yan but im terrified of him".The f’ed thing too is all these Americans now are starting to look off the pace compared to these Sambo wrestlers. The Russians are just nuts
I think theres still a bit to be said for the place and circumstances of a fighter shaping some of the qualities in them. No one fights harder than someone raised in a tough, hard, harsh place especially when they are raised with nothing and fight for everything. Its just a different mindset.