Shogun used to come into fights in better shape.
and he would use his OH right to help him transition into a clinch where he would start throwing some effective knees...but then he seemed to content to just try to put people away with primarily his right hand...guess he figured it was better to try and find a moment to end the fight with 1 or a series of blows instead of gradually breaking his opponent down, with a limited gas tank...
Against Gus he was doing ok early but then gassed pretty badly, which made it hard for him to get off as often as he should and made it hard on him when he got taken down. I truly believe he would beat Gus and Hendo if he came into those fights in great shape. He hardly threw any kicks or knees vs both of them.