Archive: phil davis

Feb 5, 2014 2:49 pm

Anthony Johnson on Alistair Overeem: “He’s Team Alistair, that’s it.”

Prior to his fight with Frank Mir at UFC 169 (where he won via unanimous decision), UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem left his teammates at the Blackzilians training camp in Florida in favor of training in Thailand. In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (a member of the Blackzilian’s) had this to say...

Feb 4, 2014 8:43 am

Anthony Johnson back with UFC, faces Phil Davis at UFC 172

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (16-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is headed back to the UFC, this after putting together a six-fight winning streak outside the organization. Dana White announced the signing earlier this morning and announced that “Rumble” will face Phil Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in his return to the octagon this April. Anthony Johnson was...

Jan 17, 2014 1:00 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...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Nov 25, 2013 8:44 am

Jon Jones Looking Ahead to Velasquez Super Fight In 2014

Jon Jones is never one to be stuck in the present, recently stating that he has interest in a future fight with UFC  Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez. “I’ve really been thinking about me and Cain Velasquez going at it. I think that would be huge for the sport. He’s definitely the toughest guy in the division...

Oct 25, 2013 11:12 am

Following Decision Loss To Davis Machida Looking To Finish Mark Munoz

“I have had to change to get away from these judges decisions. I’m going to avoid leaving it in the hands of the judges. I have to loosen up out there. If I loosen up and let go, I’m going to accomplish what I want to accomplish: a knockout, a finish. Whatever it is, I...

Oct 5, 2013 11:13 am

Team Gustafsson Deny Change of Camp Rumors

Earlier in the week Swedish MMA fighter and former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, proclaimed his independence from his American MMA family at Alliance MMA in San Diego, California. The man many people think bested Jon Jones in his latest outing stated in an interview that he was “coming home” and will no longer...

Oct 4, 2013 9:21 am

Alexander Gustafsson leaves Alliance: I’m coming home

UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), has shown tremendous improvement ever since he started training at Eric Del Fierro’s Alliance MMA. In 2010, Gustafsson suffered the first loss of his MMA career, after being out-wrestled at UFC 112 by Phil Davis. Determined to improve his wrestling, “The Mauler” headed West, all...

Oct 3, 2013 12:42 pm

Alliance Coach Calling for Gustafsson To Face Lil Nog and Davis vs. Mousasi

While ideally, UFC light heavyweight fighter Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) would like an immediate rematch against division champion, Jon Jones, it seems he will have to defeat one more opponent before that happens.  And while the UFC is trying to figure out what to do next, Eric Del Fierro, coach at Alliance Training Center and former...

Aug 29, 2013 8:21 am

Dana White: Chael Sonnen vs. Phil Davis ‘could happen’ at UFC 167

MMA fans who were hoping to see Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) settle their beef at UFC 167 in November are likely to be disappointed, as UFC president Dana White has indicated that “The Axe Murderer” is still recovering from a serious injury and won’t be ready...

Aug 23, 2013 10:44 am

Lyoto Machida Didn’t Want His Middleweight Debut Against Tim Kennedy

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, will be making his debut at middleweight November 6.  Set to welcome him to the 185 lb. division is Tim Kennedy.  While it’s certainly a tough fight, Machida says Kennedy is not his first choice.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lyoto Machida has decided to drop to middleweight...

Aug 22, 2013 6:05 am

Lyoto Machida drops to 185, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will make his middleweight debut this November when he takes on military hero Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the UFC’s third “Fight for the Troops” show. UFC President Dana White announced the fight late Wednesday evening on “FOX Sports Live.” Machida...

Aug 19, 2013 11:12 am

Quick Twitt | Belfort, Machida & Davis All Ask For Shot At Sonnen

After his one-sided destruction over former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Chael Sonnen has drawn the attention of several elite level fighters. In his post-fight speech Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva, but a few key match ups have just introduced themselves in the form of Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis. Check it...

Aug 13, 2013 10:55 am

Phil Davis Has No Interest In Machida Rematch

“I have 12 wins; 11 wins- all those guys want rematches.  [Lyoto Machida is] not the first person who wants a rematch,” Phil Davis, pictured, explained of his recent opponent, Lyoto Machida, to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour Monday.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was the most controversial decision of late, when UFC...

Aug 8, 2013 3:25 pm

Vinny Magalhaes: I’ll retire if cut by the UFC

When Vinny Magalhaes (10-7 MMA, 1-4 UFC) left his gloves in the Octagon following a 14-second knockout loss to 40-year-old Australian Anthony Perosh (14-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC 163, many wondered if he was retiring. In an interview with MSN Brazil, Magalhaes shed some light on his current situation saying the following: “I have one...

Aug 8, 2013 5:48 am

Lyoto Machida calls for five round rematch against Phil Davis

This past weekend at UFC 163 in Brazil, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) lost a controversial split decision to Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. While “The Dragon” has already publicly requested a rematch agaisnt Davis, he revealed a stipulation last night...