A few observations from UFC on FOX 2: “Evans vs. Davis”:
-Last night the UFC had their “UFC 33 moment” on major network television. There, I said it. Now let’s get past it.
-We can add Lavar Johnson to the list of kickass fighters the UFC plucked from Strikeforce. He may not be a Nick Diaz or Dan Henderson, but as heavyweight sluggers go, he’s a breath of fresh air.
-Michael Johnson and Shane Roller fought hard, but nothing I saw leads me to believe they’ll ever be the man. (Plus ten points if you caught the Steven Seagal- “Out for Justice” reference.)
– Congrats to Charles Oliveira for applying a heretofore-unseen-in-the-Octagon submission technique to a scrub.
-If Cub Swanson fought like that consistently, he WOULD be the man.
-I don’t know what sucked more, Mike Russow’s lay and pray or Jon-Olav Einemo’s lay-and-just-lay.
-That was a pretty freakin’ solid scrap between Evan Dunham and Nik Lentz. Good for Dunham for bringing out the best in Lentz.
-Okay, Chris Weidman took the fight on only eleven days notice, so he has a good excuse for his lack of cardio. *Ahem*, Mr. Demian Maia, please report to the principal’s office.
-I felt the decision in the Chael Sonnen/Michael Bisping fight could’ve gone either way, and Bisping out-performed all expectations I had of him. And Sonnen… if he fights like that against Anderson Silva, he’s going to get murdered.
-It was a forgone conclusion that Rashad Evans had more tools and experience and was going to defeat Phil Davis. But what we didn’t see was any reason why Evans could possibly defeat Jon Jones. He can’t. He’s a dead man walking.