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Phil Davis On Magalhaes: He Doesn’t Deserve To Fight Me | UFC NEWS

“You know, If I say it simply, he is out of my level, he doesn’t deserve to be fighting me, I feel like that sounds worse than it actually is and it almost sounds like I am talking about his character a person rather than his fighting skills. So let’s say, what he’s done in the UFC which is one win, and I guess if you count his old two losses, it doesn’t really warrant him a fight with me. But, you know, it’s fine. Listen, I don’t do matchmaking, Joe Silva is a genius and I am just going to go with what he says, I don’t question him, the man knows what he’s doing.”

“Here’s my thing. It’s one thing if you want to call a guy out, that’s fine. I don’t really call people out, it’s not what I do, But, if that’s what you do, cool, no problem. After my buddy Forrest Griffin got hurt at 155, he (Vinny) called me out while I was still in Brazil. I had just got done fighting, I’m still in the arena, and he tweets that he wants to fight me next, that’s cool, that’s really cool. I’m amazed, I always want to be at the level where guys call me out, and it’s weird that I’ve reached that point. Now, if you have the opportunity to fight me, you can’t back down after you’ve already agreed, it’s silly, it’s annoying. They offered him the fight, a co-main event at 155 against me and he turned it down. I don’t want to quote his excuses because this is an hour-long show. First he said he was overweight and I didn’t want to give him a full fight camp and blah, blah, blah. You forfeit your rights to all these things when you start calling a guy out. Chael Sonnen, whether you love the guy or hate the guy, he would fight you on a week’s notice. That’s who he is, that’s Chael Sonnen. Vinny, he isn’t that guy, I don’t know who he is.”

– UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Phil Davis via “The MMMA Hour”

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