Rashad Evans: Phil Davis won't be taking anybody down at UFC on Fox 2Posted on December 22, 2011, 07:20 PM by Joey Santosus
"I expect it to be a stand-up fight for the most part. I think it's going to be a war of attrition. The guy who comes in the best shape and the guy who has the edge in the stand-up department is probably going to take over the fight. I think that Phil (Davis) has a great pedigree in wrestling, but this is MMA, and MMA and wrestling are not the same. There are differences when it comes to going for a takedown and transitioning into punches and takedowns; There is a big difference there and if you don't transition well into that, it doesn't matter if you are a 3-time world champion, if you don't have all aspects of the game, you won't be taking anybody down." - For complete interview with Rashad Evans, visit FightHype.com
Contrary to his recent statements made to MMAInterviews.tv, top Light Heavyweight contender Phil Davis won't be taking anybody down at UFC on Fox 2.
At least, not according to his opponent, Rashad Evans, who acknowledges Davis' wrestling pedigree, but insists that, without "all aspects of the game," it won't help "Mr. Wonderful" much come January 28th. Instead, Evans, also an accomplished collegiate wrestler, says he expects much of the bout to be contested upright, where the man with the better stand-up will likely emerge victorious. So what's the word LowKick'ers? Should fans expect more sweet science or ground and pound in this one? And who has the edge where?
Further Reading: Phil Davis: I can beat Rashad Evans
Photo: Francis Specker