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Magalhaes Responds To Critical Phil Davis | UFC NEWS


“I’m not gonna disagree with him, that I’m being a troll on Twitter, because I got what I wanted, I got the fight. As far as how the fight is gonna go, I’m gonna get what I want there, too. It’s gonna be a win for me. What is he gonna do? Outwrestle me? That’s all he can do. His striking is horrible. His ground game is horrible. All the guys he’s submitted don’t have any ground game, so I don’t know why he thinks that he can submit me.

I don’t know what’s in his mind. Maybe all those ranking numbers he was talking about makes him feel good, but they’re the reason why I called him out, and not anybody else [laughs]. In my opinion, skillwise, Phil Davis should not even be a Top 10 fighter. There are many guys in the UFC that are way more well rounded than him, but the only thing he has going for him, that’s really high level, is his wrestling, which I respect.

He impressed a lot of people with his 6-1 record in the UFC, but he did not impress me, because I don’t look at numbers, I look at skills. I don’t think he has the skills to be a Top 10 fighter, I don’t think he has the skills to beat me, I don’t even think he has the skills to wrestle around with me, so I don’t know what makes him thinks he deserves a spot in the Top 5.

It’s better that he doesn’t respect me. It makes it easier. I think that’s what happened with Igor. The first round he lasted with me, so he probably thought he could take me down, and outlast another one, and he ended up getting caught in less than 30 seconds, once we hit the ground. It’s what I want. I want him not to respect me, because I know that my ground game is way better than his. I know my ground game is way better than anybody he’s trained with, so I’m not worried about what he thinks.

He said that he doesn’t even watch my fights, which I’m glad about. He doesn’t have to study anything, and he can think that he’ll just take me down, and do what he does to everybody else, which is not gonna happen. I’m glad he doesn’t watch my fights, and I’m glad that he doesn’t even care about me, because that’s just gonna make my life much easier. I’ll be honest with you, and I’m not even just talking to talk, but I think he’s gonna be an even easier fight than Igor was. Igor might not have been world class, or anything, but he was well rounded.

Phil thinks he’s a good grappler, but as an expert, I feel I can comment on this, and he’s not a good grappler by any means. It’s not even like he’s decent. He’s not good at all. He’s below average when it comes to ground game. For him to think that he’s just gonna take me down and hold me down is going to be a huge mistake. I know I’m gonna submit him once it hits the ground. He can say whatever he wants, but there’s a reason why I asked for this fight, and it’s because I know I will beat him and it will put me up high in the rankings, and that’s all I care about.”

– Vinny Magalhaes via Bloodyelbow.com’s Steph Daniels.

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15 Comments to Magalhaes Responds To Critical Phil Davis | UFC NEWS

  1. defcon says:

    That is some serious pop-off right there. Like 10% shit-talk, 90% real talk.

    • bobby says:

      i think vinny didn’t give phil’s ground game enough credit, he made it seem like its as bad as chael sonnens before he started training with him

  2. Zack says:

    The battle of the one trick ponies.

  3. bob says:

    Vinny will school Davis on the ground, even if they stand I feel Vinny will the get the better of Davis.

  4. shawn says:

    So to just be clear….he doesn’t care if Davis doesn’t respect him? I wasn’t sure after the 3rd time he mentioned it lmao

  5. Big Daddy says:

    Vinny is a douchebag! He didn’t even make it through the ultimate fighter. There’s been plenty of black belts that have gotten their asses kicked by fighters who are not black belts. He’s just building up the fight or else he wouldn’t get one.

    • Xtian says:

      He lost to ryan bader for tuf finale. Black belt in bjj a world champion even big nog knew that vinny is a legit black belt thats why xtreme couture hired him as there bjj instructor.

  6. KingOfQueens says:

    I agree with Vinny, all Phil has is good wrestling so he takes people down and holds them there. The guys he submitted didn’t really have much of a ground game, Vinny’s ground game is probably the best in MMA right now, he knows if Phil takes him down he’ll probably submit Davis, whether he’s on top or in guard.

  7. GRT 3000 says:

    I hope he does beat Davis, and I think most likely he will. Davis is a big boring one-dimensional fighter. A loss at this point would be good for his career; then he can round out his game and really compete with best in the division.

  8. Fuzzy says:

    LMAO at Vinny calling anybody out on their ability to strike. Dude is hot, steaming garbage on the feet.

  9. lol says:

    I don’t understand the ppl talkin about phil not beating anyone without a ground game… what about him beating Antônio Rogério Nogueira??

    • jUSTsAYING says:

      Can you tell me how many submissions Lil Nog has off his back? Or his accomplishments in Grappling/BJJ?

      There are Black Belts and ADCC World Champion Black Belts.

      Just like there are high school wrestlers and ncaa d1 wrestlers.

      Phil takes Vinny down he’s getting tapped out.

  10. kushitesdw says:

    asc

  11. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Phil Davis is very athletic and has decent wrestling. But Vinny’s groundgame is sick, Davis can’t just LnP on him without getting himself caught in a triangle or armbar.

    I think Vinny has better stand-up than Davis too. So Vinny should be able to beat Davis.

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