Vinny Magalhaes has just about had it with the "ridiculous" claims by Phil Davis, who says he can submit the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) veteran and jiu-jitsu black belt this weekend (Apr. 27, 2013) when the two lock horns at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey.
Vinny doesn't believe Davis is being disrespectful when making the bold prediction, he's simply being "super delusional."
Because the only man that has ever come close to submitting "Pezao" is current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender and fellow jiu-jitsu black belt and ADCC comrade, Fabricio Werdum.
And "Mr. Wonderful," you are no "Vai Cavalo."
Magalhaes had this to say about Phil's chances of submitting him in "The Garden State" on his recent appearance on "The MMA Hour:"
"As far as comparing skills, I think people are going to defend their skills, but it's the way he said it. A guy like Phil Davis said he's going to submit me, that's a trip. That's him being super delusional. He's not going to submit me. I've never been submitted in a no-gi match and that's the closet you can get in an MMA fight. Of course, in a grappling match there's no punches. But here's the thing, when you go to a grappling match, when you engage in a grappling in an MMA fight, there aren't punches either. You're not going to let go of a choke and an armbar to start punching people. Once you engage to the submission, it's pure submission and grappling, it doesn't matter if it's an MMA fight; it's now a grappling match. In that case, there is no way, there is no way that Phil Davis can get a submission on me. For him to say that, he crossed the line there. And as far as being delusional, it's not disrespect to me, he's just being delusional and that's a trip."
Furthermore, Vinny says whoever agrees with Davis, is ridiculous, as well.
And while Vinny recognizes that in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) punches and kicks are allowed as opposed to a straight-up grappling match, he doesn't see the difference between the two once fighters actually decide to engage in the grappling aspect of the fight.
But just because the NCAA Division 1 All-American wrestler, Davis, only holds a blue belt in jiu-jitsu, that doesn't mean he can't get the job done in the submission department once the cage door shuts.
But can he do it against an accomplished grappler like Magalhaes? Or should he just worry about getting the "W" by any means necessary?