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Phil Davis- why didn’t he become the best of the best

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by MoreKane, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. MoreKane Green Belt

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    He has the genetics.... he has only loss 5 times all by decisions, 3 split decisions, his fight with nemkov could of gone either way.... he’s 36 and still doing well. Never been stopped
     
  2. funktastic White Belt

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    top contender status not good enough?
     
  3. bjpenngoat Silver Belt

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    tremendous talent but always afraid to pull the trigger making his fights slow moving chess matches.
     
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    He could of been a dominant champ
     
  5. Dude was a great wrestler...
     
  6. CorninginChristianburg Purple Belt

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    He's never been the champ but he's won a lot of good fights, taken a lot of big names, and still has a little bit more time to get some more wins. There's no argument that he's a bust.
     
  7. lukeuidswords Black Belt

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    Davis has one of the greatest chins ever, never wobbled or dropped
     
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    He doesnt make adjustments in fights and hasn't grown his fighting style. Still could be great even though hes near the end just cause he has a ton of talent
     
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    His striking never really progressed well, always been a top wrestler. Sometimes especially on the feet its like he's in third gear and doesn't up it easy to say that from an onlooker obviously. He might actually be able to beat the best ufc lightheavys today Jan, Santos, Reyes he dominated Glover.
     
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    His striking is pretty basic and toothless. He doesn’t always use his wrestling when he should.

    That said, there isn’t an active LHW that I would count him out against. Even a couple that have wins over him. Granted, that says more about the quality of the “top LHW’s” post Jones, DC, and Rumble

    He has a very dominant top game and he’s a skilled submission grappler..but his takedowns aren’t dominant against other wrestlers.
     
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