(photo taken from ufc.com)
Dan Hardy defeated Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis this past Saturday night at UFC 99 . Although Davis lost via a unanimous decision, he still felt that he won the first two rounds with his wrestling and takedowns. He admits he lost the third round, but states that he “had those first two rounds in the bag” no matter what the judges thought. After two consecutive wins in the UFC, Davis adds a fifth loss to his overall MMA record which puts him now at 16-5.
Snip from Davis himself:
“He got totally outwrestled in the first round — he was on his back the whole time. Second round he got outgrappled and outwrestled. That third round he lost three minutes and 15 or 20 seconds of the round — I had it booked in my head. And then he comes on and cuts me, frustrates me and wins that last round [in the final two minutes]. I knew that it was close, but I knew I had those first two rounds in the bag…. I believe that is the first time I went to decision besides the Swick fight, which I lost, too. I did lose that fight. This fight I didn’t lose. To lose to him makes it even worse. It was a fight that I should have been able to finish. It didn’t have anything to do with him getting in my head or whatever. Things just happened in the fight and I wasn’t able to finish. But that’s the fight game.”