Dana Sheets wrote:
-it shows your spirit - but don't just stand there and try to go toe to toe with them, it won't work
-you're going too far inside and getting too close
That's the opposite of the advice I've always heard for shorter people. Usually the suggestion seems to be to get inside as fast as you can to neutralize the reach advantage. Also, your best striking range is going to be closer than theirs, so getting into your optimal range will hamper their ability to choose targets and deliver power.
Then again, if there's a large strength disparity they still might be able to overpower you. Also there's the problem that a wrestling match gives a significant advantage to the stronger fighter so they might just grapple once you get past their range. Unless you have strong groundfighting skills it will be difficult to surmount the advantage. Still, I'd say all of those problems are preferable to being at a range where your opponent can hit you, but you can't hit them. Getting in close seems to be making the best lemonade out of this situation.
What situations were you talking about? Dojo, street, tournament?