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..