“When it comes to MMA wrestling, he’s definitely not a better wrestler when it comes to that. That bothers him and it actually makes him a little bit afraid as well. When he gets hit on his feet and he can’t go to his safety zone, which is on the ground, then he starts going into panic mode. When you start going into panic mode, you start thinking about ‘oh my God I’m getting hit, oh my God I’m losing the fight, oh my God there isn’t anywhere in this fight where I can go where I’m safe, let me find a way out of this.’ Then you start looking for your way out. I’m not worried about getting taken down. I feel pretty comfortable on my back. I feel like there’s really nobody that can hold me down. I feel like I can get up on anybody, and I have gotten up on almost everybody I go with, so I’m not really worried about being taken down. Cause if he takes me down, he’s going to have to keep taking me down because I’m going to keep getting back up.”
MMAWeekly.com got this gem of a quote in a recent interview with former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans in a recent one-on-one interview with him.
Phil Davis on paper has the better wrestling pedigree, that pretty much no one can argue. However in Rashad’s statement he believes that his adaption to MMA has been better executed than that of Phil and as a result, Davis may be “scared” of him.
The two are set to square off this weekend during the UFC on FOX 3 card. The two main event competitors are both trying to make a case for a title shot against current divisional kingpin, Jon Jones.
Is Davis scared of Rashad? That seems highly unlikely, but Evans does make a strong case for his MMA skills as a whole. He does appear to be the fighter with the most tools and that could play a huge factor in this number one contender match.
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