Davis ready to fight, just waiting for an opponent
Phil Davis is on an impressive three fight win streak in the lightheavyweight division, but has been inactive since August, although according to his coach it’s because Davis hasn’t wanted to fight:
“It’s not because Phil doesn’t want to fight,” Del Fierro explained. “Phil’s ready to fight. We’re just not getting the fight.”
Del Fierro believes Davis is due for an upgrade in opposition. According to the UFC’s rankings, Davis currently stands at no. 4. At a minimum, Del Fierro believes Davis should be fighting a top 5-ranked opponent, but acknowledges that may be tough. Opponents could be willing to turn down Davis and at this point, too much time has passed for them to not keep Davis active.
“Phil’s in a position where he should be fighting a top 5 guy. We’re just not getting those guys. People are out there not wanting to fight Phil as well,” Del Fierro said.
“At this point, does he just take a top 20 guy and just say, ‘Hey, I need to stay busy’? Obviously that’s something we need to consider at the same time because he just needs to get back in there.”