UFC NEWS – Phil Davis Not Impressed With The Wrestling Of Rashad Evans

December 21, 2011 5:30 am by Pedro Carrasco

“Rashad is the same old Rashad, which is very dangerous and very skilled. I mean, he definitely has gotten better over the years but I think he’s the same old guy. The problem is that we’re both known for excellent wrestling but only one of us actually has it. So, I’m thinking about using the wrestling and mixing it up and doing what I can. There is no point in my career where I plan on abandoning my wrestling. It’s always a part of my game plan, it’s who I am, it’s my strong suit. That is something that I am going into with every fight making my point of respect. I definitely want to sharpen up my wrestling so it looks crisp and my striking. Rashad Evans is a pretty good striker and I want to be prepared for that and I gotta stay strong in jiu-jitsu because the fight will go there and I can’t let Rashad back up. How good is Rashad’s jiu-jitsu on his back? I don’t know but we will find out.”

A guest on Pro MMA Now, UFC light-heavyweight top contender, Phil Davis talks about his upcoming main event on FOX against Rashad Evans.

Often times when two wrestlers square off in the cage, the fight quickly turns to a striking match, however with Evans vs. Davis, Phil is a far more accomplished wrestler with a much higher level assault.

Still, Evans is no slouch and if Davis cannot get the fight to the ground does anyone think he can win a striking match against the former champ?

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