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Friday, 01/17/2014, 01:00 pm

Phil Davis Wants A Fight But The UFC Isn’t Calling

Top UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Phil Davis, has been benched since his August victory over Lyoto Machida (pictured).

He didn’t get popped for banned substances or get put on a lengthy medical suspension. He didn’t ask for an extended leave or go on vacation either. He’s just not getting any calls from the UFC and his camp is starting to wonder why.

Check out what Phil’s Alliance MMA trainer told ‘The MMA Hour’ recently about his star athlete:

“Listen, we’re looking at our calendar,I have to time my traveling in advance because I still work as a fireman, but we talked about Phil. I sat down with Phil, I said, ‘We need a fight. I don’t know what’s going on. It’s not because Phil doesn’t want to fight.Phil’s ready to fight. We’re just not getting the fight. Phil’s in a position where he should be fighting a top 5 guy. We’re just not getting those guys. People are out there not wanting to fight Phil as well.”

“At this point, does he just take a top 20 guy and just say, ‘Hey, I need to stay busy’? Obviously that’s something we need to consider at the same time because he just needs to get back in there. We were hoping he was fighting by February, but that’s not going to happen. Maybe March? I don’t know. April? I literally haven’t heard anything.”

“I don’t think they’ve offered him anything.”


7 Responses to “Phil Davis Wants A Fight But The UFC Isn’t Calling”

  1. Xaninho says:

    Probably because his last fight was boring as hell and he should have had an L for it.

  2. KIDD433 says:

    Good, Phil’s boring ass is one more fighter the UFC would be better without

  3. garciagym says:

    The UFC secretly loathes non-flashy guys who grind out and/or gameplan point-wins against top “show” fighters and rising stars. Anymore, they grudge their top guys who resort to safety-fighting and don’t “perform”. Remember when Dana said Greg Jackson was ruining the sport? Why else is Okami gone? Why else is Askren not around? The UFC want gladiators, finishers… not point-fighting grinders.

    • Cyberbodhi says:

      The UFC doesn’t necessarily want the “best”, but rather the most exciting. People who will put butts in seats. I can’t blame their strategy, but it is sad that was don’t get to always see the actual “best in the world” fighting each other.

  4. Sopmac says:

    Another wrestler trying to become famous. The guy can fight, yet lays down to win his matches. Kinda sad, he has power and doesn’t use it.

  5. Harry Balzack says:

    Look at the picture. Wild punch, poor technique, not even looking at his opponent and MISSING BADLY!. Amateur fighters can throw better punches and this boring ass Davis wonders why he doesn’t get fights.

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