Mr. Wonderful fighting Rumble, trash talks Jones


Phil Davis @PhilMrWonderful
I'm hanging Jon Jones upside down. But not for the last time. 

Four-time Div I All-American from Penn State Phil Davis turned pro in Jan of 2009. By Feb of 2010, he was in the UFC, beating Brian Stann in his debut. His next fight he beat Alexander Gustafsson. Before the year was out, he had beat Rodney Wallace and Tim Boetsch too.

Outside of a decision loss to Rashad Evans early in 2012, Phil Davis has never lost. In short, Phil Davis is an extraordinary fighter.

Davis too can enthusiastically embrace fighting words. On Thursday at the UFC 172 media day, Davis focused more on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones than on Saturday's opponent, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson.

"What I would do is I would charge right across the cage, punch Jon Jones in the face, take him down, beat him up and rip one of his arms off," said Davis as transcribed by Bleacher Report. "In fact, I would train with Ronda to get her technique down. She has a good armbar. It’s pretty nasty." 

"He's the champ, and he needs to learn that I soon will be the champ. So he should probably just either just give it to me, which would be the easiest thing, or he could fight me and he could give it to me that way. Probably the easier way would be to just give it up, just walk over here and say, 'You know what? Honestly, I’m scared. I’m just going to give you the belt.'"

"Thus far, he’s been excellent inside the Octagon, but I will also say this. He’s also fought two guys that weren’t even light heavyweights. Really, though. It’s laughable at best. The fights that he’s had against actual light heavyweights, he’s been so-so. He’s had some ups and he’s had some downs against light heavyweights." 

"If Jones got beat, that’s just proof that he’s a chicken and he lost to Glover so he didn’t have to fight me next."

And what about Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, the man he is fighting Saturday night live on PPV?

"Sir, how many times do I have to tell you?" Davis replied to a reporter. "Stop bringing up Anthony Johnson. How did we get back on this? We're talking about Jon Jones right now." 

"[Johnson] hasn’t fought the top names at light heavyweight, and I’m going to give him his first introduction to what a real light heavyweight does. I honestly think Anthony Johnson has a game that is better suited for heavyweight, but maybe he needs to fight me to realize that." 

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epwar site profile image  

4/27/14 2:29 PM by epwar

LOL, voted up!

donniejessup site profile image  

4/27/14 2:01 PM by donniejessup

Yeah, and we are still talking about him so he must be a genius!

shb site profile image  

4/27/14 1:51 PM by shb

this guy went full retard with the promotion leading up to the fight. tried to be chael sonnen and came off looking like a clown, and even more so after how his fight went down. i can't even think of a bigger example of a guy talking himself up and then crashing and burning in the fight. maybe the closest would be junie browning? phil's in good company here

R00STER site profile image  

4/27/14 11:54 AM by R00STER

After the trouncing Phil took, the crap he talked before this fight really makes him look silly. Man did he look "average" last night.

Beefy Wellington site profile image  

4/27/14 2:46 AM by Beefy Wellington

How's that working out for ya Phil???

Gustafsson Broke Bones site profile image  

4/27/14 2:32 AM by Gustafsson Broke Bones

looking past .... done did it

JerodR site profile image  

4/25/14 6:51 PM by JerodR

"Probably the easier way would be to just give it up, just walk over here and say, 'You know what? Honestly, I'm scared. I'm just going to give you the belt.'"I had that dream once. Some rich guy just says you know what go ahead and take my Ferrari. Then just tosses me the keys. Of course that never happened either. Turns out you have to earn it!

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/25/14 6:33 PM by DoomFarmer

I can't stand it when someone trots out this talking point and acts like it is profound.Gee whiz, a bunch of dudes who regularly post on an MMA forum are talking about what an MMA fighter did or said leading up to a fight!We are falling right into his devious trap!!1

CoalTrain site profile image  

4/25/14 6:30 PM by CoalTrain

Not if you lose your next fight.

glassjawed site profile image  

4/25/14 5:52 PM by glassjawed

Davis just trying to talk himself into a fight with Senor Nor.