Posted by Manak
Posted by Cooler
Machida is too much for Davis but Rashad was a better match for Davis? he woulda probably got KO'd that night like Tito did and imo no amount of improving will be enough for Davis to beat the elite, especially Jones or Machida. At some point you need to stop being babied, Davis is at that point, Lil Nog won half of their fight and exposed him a bit. The people saying he needs to be "moved along slowly" were the same people saying the same thing about Bader and he turned out to be overrated and didnt need any building up, I have a feeling Davis will turn out the same.
I wouldnt say Bader is overrated, he is a big strong wrestler with KO power so he has a chance in every fight just some were on his hype train to be a champ & he is no where near that level yet. As far as being babied Id say if he is gettin a fat paycheck then throw him in with the big dogs but if not then no, I think it is clear he is not ready for them and would get worked. So throw him in with guys at his level. If UFC wants to promote him then its up to him to step up or tell them I need more time
You wouldnt say Bader is overrated? everyone said he would be a future title contender and possible champion, he's no where near that at all, his technical boxing is lacking, his gas tank is questionable, submission defense is obviously lacking and he shouldve lost to little nog, he had problems with Eric Schafer and got knocked down and choked out by Tito. I think people get the feeling that a big right hand and good wrestling makes you Hendo but it doesnt, it also takes a great chin and heart which Bader seems to also lack. I never put him in the top 10 either because of the 3 fights in a row he lost.
Also why does it matter what you make? theres other bonuses you get and the main event usually always gets first dibs so even if you make only 20k per fight you could make so much more if you are well known and put on a great performance. Davis seems to have no problem with taking big fights, only his fans do because they dont want him to lose, we all knew Rashad was a terrible matchup stylistically for Davis but people were still divided because his wrestling is better on paper but thats kinda silly because mma wrestling is more complex than that, but we all know that.
Phil Davis isnt asking for more time, and for that i really respect him, he's gotten enough easy stylistically pleasing matchups. Brian Stann, cmon that was as one sided as it gets, Gustafsson was actually competitive he was the first person to expose Phils mma wrestling for a good part of round 1, Rodney Wallace? cmon, why? it was a step down, Tim Boestch? another step down? again why? Little Nog? another stylistically pleasing matchup for Phil, but again his mma wrestling was getting exposed for half the fight then switched to single legs, why is it logical to take another step down? he's 9-0 and clearly a dominate wrestler, lets see if he's legit or not