You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for Alexis Davis. After a couple of big wins, she felt she was next in line for a title shot. She has a point. I think she’s legitimately one of the best grapplers in the division, and someone who, on paper, is certainly capable of giving Ronda Rousey a tough fight.
Instead – she gets me. “Rosi – who?” you can hear her saying. “What’s she doing here? She’s not even a 135 fighter!”
Still, being Canadian, Alexis is much too nice to say any of this.
In case any of the fans are confused by the apparent lack of trash talk, I thought I’d provide a translation.
“I’ve been a big fan of [Sexton’s] for a long time. She has fought all over at several different weights and has really been hitting her stride lately.”
I want you all to know she’s legit, so I get credit for it when I beat her up.
“She’s been in MMA for a lot longer than I have”
She’s getting on a bit now.
“I think that the majority of the fight will probably wind up on the ground because that’s what we’re both known for.”
I’m going to knock her out standing. But shhh, don’t tell anyone.
“[Submitting] a fighter like Rosi, no matter which weight class you’re fighting at, would be a huge push for my career.”
There’s no getting away from it. She’s kinda small. This should be easy.
“That’s something that I always like to look forward to, is getting submission victories.”
I’ve already decided how I’m going to spend that bonus money…