Im not even going to pretend Davis didnt get tooled, because he did. Rashad came in with a better gameplan, and had the whole thing in his pocket. What he didnt do is "SMASH DAVIS". And its a little bit of an urban myth, that is holding back one of the truly elite top 10 fighters in the ufc, under the age of 30. Rashad gained takedowns off the counter, and off trips. He had a viable striking deterrent and was able to box close and make Davis look ugly. Rashad and Jones are two different fighters though. Rashad has a lower center of balance and much closer boxing. Davis gameplan stunk frankly, trying to come at a guy like that from the outside. But the fact he wasnt finished and the fact Rashad never once shot on him for a takedown, just shows the level of dumbfuck, associated with the retrospective telling of a fight no one wants to subject themselves to again. Indeed rashad only won the takedown battle 3/2, with all 3 coming off the clinch. http://blog.fightmetric.com/2012/01/evans-vs-davis-official-ufc-statistics.html As for the striking battle, Rashad won 62/51, which again is a heady margin, but hardly the ass kicking advertised afterwards. Evans didnt routine Davis, he tooled him with a much better gameplan. He didnt win a war of attrition, as much as he dominated a war of margins. If Davis does get his title shot, and he does get Jones down, i expect him to finish him. Weve never really seen Jones off his back, but no one wants to be under Phil Davis and we know this. He has some way to go, but its about time he got the same break people give Gus, for his loss to Phil. If he hadnt lost this one, hed be unbeaten, and Rashad could well be the worst of match ups for him currently out there.