Aug 3, 2013; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Phil Davis (pink shorts) celebrates after defeating Lyoto Machida (not pictured) during UFC 163 at HSBC Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Davis: ‘There’s no rhyme or reason to getting a title shot’


UFC Light Heavyweight, Phil Davis, is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 172 with a title shot on his mind. Davis is currently on a three fight winning streak and welcomes Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson back to the UFC.

Davis will have one eye set on the main event of UFC 172, when Jon Jones defends his UFC Light Heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. This past weekend, Davis spoke to MMAFighting, and had some choice words for Jones wanting easier fights and not taking the Alexander Gustafsson rematch:

He wants more of the softer side of the division. Most people would rematch. But he said, ‘forget about that, forget about you.’ I find that interesting. Very interesting.

He also spoke about his thoughts on Daniel Cormier possibly getting the next Light Heavyweight title shot:

I mean listen, it can be any combination of little 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.

Davis is hoping that his brash words will be backed up by a big victory at UFC 172. If he is able to impress the UFC brass, he could be fighting for the UFC title sooner than he thinks.

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