There you go...someone intelligent enough not to let his feelings cloud his brain. People seem to forget that Downey was able to handfight DT for the entire first period and gave up 'only' 4 points...three years ago...when he was unattached...no RTC room...nothing. I don't even know of anyone else in the country that could do that with DT...even when they're in a room training with quality partners. Three years have passed and Downey is night and day. He's beaten two 2x D-1 champions: Dean and Wright; one 1x champion: Martin; three D-1 finalists: Avery, Hamlin, and Heflin (3x); six All Americans: Asper (3x), Courts (2x), Crutchmer (3x), Pfarr, Renda, and Storley, and, a Greco WT member: Rau. Also, NHSCA Sr Nationals, USAW Jr Nationals, FILA Jr Nationals, USAW JR WTT, Jr World Silver, undefeated JUCO Nationals, D-1 All American, 4x WTT qualifier, U.S. Open, Schultz, Sr WTT, Sr WT member, bronze at Pan Ams and Pellicone, and ranked 9th in the world. Yet, ignoramuses on this Forum constantly try to dismiss him as average. Given the opportunity for a rematch, he has vanquished every loss in his career expect for two: Nathaniel Brown (NHSCAs) and Richard Perry, both of whom have beaten him 3x. Are the odds in Taylor's favor (with his even better accolades and notable wins) that he might become the third guy to go 3-0 against him? Sure they are. Only an idiot would think otherwise. But that does not prevent Downey from thinking positively, being confident, or believing in himself. He will not quit until he beats Taylor because his goal (since he was 5) has always been to be #1 in the country and the world. He knows that he can't truly be considered #1 until he beats Taylor. Although he's #1 on the National Team, he knows that he didn't beat Taylor to earn it. Nobody wanted to wrestle Taylor and a lot of guys ducked 86kg, but PD3 was looking forward to Final X more than anyone on the planet. Now, I'm going on vacation until July 25th. Hope everyone enjoys their summer. Peace.