Champ Liam McGeary Hopes Phil Davis Doesn’t Win ‘Dynamite’ Tournament

Phil Davis

Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will take on Tito Ortiz this Saturday at Bellator: ‘Dynamite.’

Also taking place that night will be a four-man, one-night tournament that will determine the next challenger for the light heavyweight champ. Whether he wins or loses on Saturday night, McGeary really hopes Phil Davis does not win the tournament.

Here’s what he told MMAFighting:

“I don’t want Phil Davis to win. I mean, I’m just saying that because he’s ex-UFC. He comes into Bellator being like, ‘oh yeah, I’m ex-UFC, I’m the best here.’ Come on. I want the Bellator fighters to knock all of these ex-UFC fighters back to where they belong. … We’re just as good as they are, if not better. Now it’s our chance to prove that.

“I don’t know how everyone else feels, but that’s just the way I feel. You’ve got Tito Ortiz coming in here demanding, ‘oh yeah, I want a title fight, I want a title fight.’ Why, because you just came from the UFC? Nope. Then you got Phil Davis coming at me, ‘I want a title shot, I want a title shot.’ Why, because you came from the UFC? Nope. All the other guys who’ve been in Bellator, they deserve to fight for the title shot. Just because you’re ex-UFC doesn’t put you necessarily up there at the top, you know? Bellator fighters have just as much right of being up there as everybody else.”

Who do you think will come out on top in the tournament and do you think McGeary will be able to take out Ortiz?

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