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Davis in deep water, I'm the shark - Evans

ESPN staff
January 26, 2012

Phil Davis is not a natural fighter and is out of his depth at the highest level, according to his next opponent Rashad Evans.

The pair are poised to meet in a light-heavyweight showdown in Chicago this weekend, which will be the main event of UFC on Fox 2.

"Davis is intimidated," Evans said. "I've seen him around and he's not looking too confident. He's not ready for this level, and he knows it. He's coming to put up a good show, go back down a level, and come back again in a year or two. He's not coming to take it to me, but I am gonna take it to him.

"After I had my year off [with injury] I came back with the attitude of never, ever leaving it up to the judges and just throwing hands all the time. That's the way my career is going to go, and that's how I am going to.

"Phil is just a nice guy. He's not a fighter. He's an athlete, a great athlete, but not a fighter. He has no killer instinct for this and he's got no experience at this level. He's never fought at heavyweight like I had to [in TUF 2] to get into the UFC. He didn't get punched by Chuck Liddell and Rampage Jackson like I did. He's not had to dig deep at all. He's in deep water, and I'm the shark."

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