Phil Davis earned a controversial decision win over Lyoto Machida at UFC 163. Many watching, including UFC President Dana White thought the fight went the other way, however Davis believes he did enough to win:
"I think I definitely did enough (to win)," Davis told Fuel TV after the fight ended. "I trust the judges. I've got to trust the judges when I lose, I've got to trust the judges when I win, they gave me the wink, they gave me the nod, so I've got to say thanks."
He knew he was walking into enemy territory by taking on Machida in his home country of Brazil, but ultimately he had to stick to his guns and just fight his fight. He says he will have a better perspective of the fight once he gets home and watches the tape, but he knows just from being in the battle with Machida that it was a close affair.
"Here's the thing—this is his home country, I know it was a close fight, I know that I was in there. I had fists graze my head the whole time. I know," he explained. "It's one of those things where you're so close to the action you have no idea how it looks from the outside. A lot of times I watch fights and then I go home and I'm like man that looks completely different from a first person perspective.
"I was thinking 100 percent, man this is close, please go my way."
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