Phil Davis Takes Positives From Loss To Rashad And Remains Confident He Will Eventually Become Champion | UFC News

July 29, 2012 3:57 am by Jamie McAllister

By Jamie McAllister
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Davis lost in his last bout to Rashad Evans back in January at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis. This marked the first loss in his professional career moving him to (9-1) overall.

“I still find that fight to be a little bit of a milestone. I haven’t been in the sport for that long and I stayed with a guy whose been doing it two or three times longer than I have, so its just, you know, it is what it is. I don’t feel like its necessary a fall off the horse type of situation. It’s not something I’d say I could forget about, but I don’t dwell on it either. My motivation for winning was never beating Rashad, it’s to be a champion. That’s the one constant throughout my career, and you know, nothing about my overall plan for success has changed. I still want to be the champion, I’m still 100 percent confident I’ll be there, and just approach every day as such.”

Davis faces Wagner Prado in his next bout at UFC on FOX 4 and will be looking to get back to winning ways against the undefeated Brazilian (8-0).

“I’ve got a job to do. Its the same thing, you know, whether its Rashad or whether its Prado, it’s the same job, I’ll be in the same Octagon. Doesn’t matter whether anyone knows his name. I don’t go out there and worry about my opponent. I just go out and try to make myself the best fighter in the world, and the best fighter in the world will beat anybody in the cage. It’s a simple plan and it doesn’t change.”

A win over Prado may not put Davis in line for an immediate title shot however with an impressive victory or finish he may not find himself too far away.

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