Bellator MMA light heavyweight Phil Davis is coming off of quite the debut, winning a one night, four-man tournament at ‘Dynamite’ to earn a shot at the title, against Liam McGeary.
There’s no word yet on when that title fight will take place, although president Scott Coker said it would likely the place towards the early part of next year. However, that’s not ruling out Davis as a possible opponent for Fedor Emelianenko, who will be returning at a Japan event on New Years Eve, cross promoted by Bellator and airing on Spike TV.
Davis recently told Submission Radio that he would be down to fight if it was offered to him and also explained why Fedor went to Japan instead of somewhere like maybe the UFC.
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“Man, I’d have to (fight Fedor). It’s like, how could I not? He’s a legend in the sport. It’s one thing if you lose to Joe Schmo. But if you lose to Michael Jordan, people go, ‘you know what? You did good against Mike,’ you know? There’s competing, and that’s like a fight that anybody gets up for, you get super excited for. Is he the best Fedor we’ve ever seen? Who knows? I would lean against no. But at the same time, I wouldn’t count that man out of nothing. And the reason why he didn’t go in (to the UFC), or the reason why he is where he is, is entirely business. Here’s a guy who doesn’t feel the need to quote, unquote ‘prove’ himself against whomever someone else says, ‘you need to prove yourself against this guy.’ He has not recently taken that pay cut to quote, unquote ‘fight the best guys.’”
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