Originally Posted by LefthookStcrook
They shouldve started Mousasi off against some guys like Davis/Bader first imo. It makes more sense rankings wise and itd give Mousasi a better chance of winning and making a name for himself before he makes a run for the title.
Really? I think Davis and Bader are bad matchups for Mousasi. I'm not sure his TDD is enough to keep those guys from getting it to the ground where it doesn't matter that Gegard is throwing elbows, sub attempts and neutralizing them all day long; the judges don't seem to care.
I'd pick Davis to win more often than not, and Bader would be a coin toss.
Sensible matchups from a ranking perspective, but high risk and bad matchups stylistically,
I think there's a good chance Mousasi comes away from those fights with a decision loss, and another man's seed in his belly.