What? The only problem I had with him using his knees, is that he should have clinched, and used his knees. Fight would have been over much sooner.
I am from a Boxing, Krav Maga and May Thai background, so I don't find that using elbows, knees and throws as unmanly.
But his emotions probably got the best of him.
He also didn't turn into his punches. And he missed quite a few shots.
But his defense was pretty good, and he had some fast hands.
He had some skills.