Originally Posted by Leucoethiops
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.
I think it has more to do with where he fits in ranking wise then the actual style of opponent. Goose is on the verge of a title shot where as Mousasi is 2-3 fights away at best.