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post #51 of 89 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 04:31 PM
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I can't wait to see Rashad in the action to be honest. His been training and improving himself for quite some time now and last time we saw him, he pulled off a victory against the beast in Rampage.

I do hope Davis has what it takes though.

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post #52 of 89 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 04:50 PM
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Rethinking about this fight has me wondering if Davis can win this. Mostly my change came about thinking about all the stress and drama Evans brought into his life and training camp recently. It could be that Evans has disrupted too much and that when he comes into the fight won't be adequately prepared and focused. While he has tons of experience any slacking off and he could pay huge for it.

Anyone think Jackson will offer Evans his services? <- Serious question by the way.
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Rethinking about this fight has me wondering if Davis can win this. Mostly my change came about thinking about all the stress and drama Evans brought into his life and training camp recently. It could be that Evans has disrupted too much and that when he comes into the fight won't be adequately prepared and focused. While he has tons of experience any slacking off and he could pay huge for it.

Anyone think Jackson will offer Evans his services? <- Serious question by the way.
Greg Jackson is a reasonable man and i'm sure he'd train him if they talked through. Rashad did say in a radio show that his angry at Greg for lying though, Rashads pride would be the biggest obstacle and i doubt their going to be working together.

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Rethinking about this fight has me wondering if Davis can win this. Mostly my change came about thinking about all the stress and drama Evans brought into his life and training camp recently. It could be that Evans has disrupted too much and that when he comes into the fight won't be adequately prepared and focused. While he has tons of experience any slacking off and he could pay huge for it.

Anyone think Jackson will offer Evans his services? <- Serious question by the way.
No. If he did Rashad could not accept.

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Rashad was a huge fan of Rampage until the show and I'm sure they're not on unfriendly terms at this point.

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for some strange reason, I see evans losing this one, too sensitive...
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this is bullshit. nobody wants to see this matchup. How can you cancel a highly awaited LHW championship fight and replace it with this?

Rashad needs to be fighting Shogun or even Bader? i'm sure they're both up for it. Phil should be fighting B level competition so he can sharpen his skills and build up his confidence. This fight will more than likely end in a UD victory for Rashad and it wont be pretty.
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Damn .. Rashad must be trippin out right now , what a horrible 12 mo period .. He sacrificed and waited for his title shot , got injured and now has to fight a dangerous young talent ..
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Yeah so true. It's been a HELL of a wait for Rashad and I'm sure it's starting to really hurt his morale. And if he loses to Davis it's going to put him back to square one really. Maybe if he loses they can line up Shogun vs. Rashad.
It was Evans' decision to wait for Shogun. No one forced him to.
He could have fought at least once, until Shogun would have come back from injury. But i guess he was too scared to fight someone else and lose his title shot.
Can't blame him, but on the other hand, feeling sorry for him isn't the right decision either.

"Life is all about the choices we make" - fits perfectly in this case.

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I don't even think it was right of Dana to offer Davis this fight. I have a lot of respect for Phil and suspect he'll be a top dog one day, but having just IDed his issues, I was looking forward to seeing him take some time off to better himself as a fighter. Stinks that Dana no doubt put him on the spot. It's not that I don't think Mr. Wonderful can hang with Rashad... it's that the man had literally just said he'd like to take some time away to work on his craft.

That, and they could have scrapped Shogun vs. Forrest for Shogun vs. Evans, which I'm certain would have got the fans talking.
Bolded part: Davis was one of the most actice fighters in the past 15 months - 5 fights! That's pretty awesome, if you consider how often other fighters have fought in the meantine.

He could have used a small break, but he won't let this opportunity slip away. He's not crazy.

He watched Jones grab a surprise title shot and become Champion - that's got to be great motivation.

Again i insist: "Life is all about the choices we make" - fits perfectly in this case.

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this is bullshit. nobody wants to see this matchup. How can you cancel a highly awaited LHW championship fight and replace it with this?

Rashad needs to be fighting Shogun or even Bader? i'm sure they're both up for it. Phil should be fighting B level competition so he can sharpen his skills and build up his confidence. This fight will more than likely end in a UD victory for Rashad and it wont be pretty.
A lot of people want davis/jones. This ends in either davis/jones or rashad/jones
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WTF is this ?


UFC have gone ape shit, Jones got injured but seriously it does seem very strange the way things have turned out.

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