As always, the undecided are the ones too scared and cautious to make up their minds until they have to, and then true to their nature they avoid change, since the status quo is safe and familiar.
In the end it does not matter:
“Those who vote decide nothing.
Those who count the vote decide everything.”
— Joseph Stalin
Just saw the Davis v Nogueira UFN 24 fight
Problem is Little Nog is a counter puncher and is too passive standing.
He needs someone to come straight forward like Luis Cane.
He should realise that waiting for the perfect counter or only throwing 4 counters in the round is not going to win the round..
He knows what Davis & other wrestlers game plan is, he needs to be more agressive and throw more power punches.
He’s still got that amateur boxing mentality of point fighting – instead of power punches making each punch count.
Davis meanwhile was as predictable as ever: 10 takedown attempts per round, succeed with 1 takedown, do some minor GnP while holding his opponent down to edge the round in the judges scorecard.
While boring & ugly to watch, he like many other wrestlers are ony using the rules which favor wrestlers and takedowns, as opposed to counter punchers & BJJ fighters
Davis ‘striking’ was awkward as hell. Every time he kicked he was off balance about to fall – and yet Nog still couldn’t capitalize.
As for the question that is always dogging Davis in coparison with Jones:
Davis is just a slightly more athletic (and better?) Ryan Bader.
Typical wrestlers with only double/single leg TDs with nothing other than a big right hand for striking are not the way forward, not the evolution of the sport..
The future is fighters with a strong wrestling base with TDs from the clinch via Greco, judo, trips etc..
Next big thing (after Jones)? No…don’t think so..
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