UFC Quick Quote: 'Let's be honest, Joe Stevenson hasn't really evolved much in three years'

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"I’ve watched Joe fight for years and I haven’t seen him evolve a whole lot. I think he’s a good fighter. I think he’s a great guy, but let’s be honest. He hasn’t really evolved that much in the three years he’s been in the UFC. He’s the same fighter. Sometimes he comes in there in a little bit better shape than others. That’s about it. There’s no question I respect his submission skills. I think he’s got good leg locks. I think he’s got very good elbows and I think he’s got good ground-and-pound. I think he’s a good fighter and stylistically, he’s a very tough fight for me, but I think I’m a little bit better in every aspect of the game."

Them fightin' words. Less than a week before his UFC on Versus 4 bout against Joe Stevenson, WEC import Javier Vazquez sizes up "Daddy" on Sherdog's Beatdown Radio show. "Showtime" will make his Octagon debut at the CONSOL Energy Center on June 26 in Pittsburgh while the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 Champion drops to 145-pounds after a string of losses at lightweight. Who has the advantage heading into "Steel City?" And do you agree with Vazquez's assessment that Stevenson has done nothing in three years except stay in shape and drop a few pounds? Let's hear your pick for Sunday night's grudge match.

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