Davis: Jones wants ‘softer side’ of LHW

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Phil Davis is coming off a win over Lyoto Machida. Machida is just one of a number of fighters who, curiously, lost to Davis, and went on to big fights, often in another division.

“Alex. Machida, Li'l Nog, Brian Stann, Tim Boetsch, all those guys, they've done good for themselves,” said DAVIS. “I'm their good luck charm or something.”

Up next for Davis is Anthony Johnson, on the main card of UFC 172 on April 26.

“He's not the guy I wanted,” said Davis said. “But pretty much everyone else was booked, so it wasn't a huge surprise, but it was like, I'll take it at this point.”

Davis says UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is avoiding the toughest part of his division these days.

“He wants more of the softer side of the division,” said Davis on Friday.

“Most people would rematch (vs. Gustafsson). But he said, forget about that, forget about you.' I find that interesting. Very interesting.”

“Glover's a big, scary guy. And he swings hard, and that doesn't make for happy afternoons. So, that's a tough fight for him. He's not ready for it.”

“I mean listen, it can be any combination of title things that get you a title shot. Apparently fighting Roy Nelson and then fighting Pat Cummins gets you a title shot. Maybe beating no one in the top 10 like Glover did gets you a title shot. There's no rhyme or reason to getting a title shot. So, beating the number one contender does not get you a title shot. At this point, I don't really care, I think I'm in the best in the world so I'll just keep fighting whoever they put in the cage.”

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