Earlier this month Phil Davis stated that he was a bit worried about fighting Glover Teixeira in Brazil because he was worried about biased judging. Today during a media scrum after the UFC 179 ticket sales, Davis said he was misquoted.
“I don’t even know why that article got printed,” Davis said in a media scrum following the UFC 179 ticket sales press conference. “I didn’t say that. What I said was that ‘is there a homefield advantage? Yes.’ You have the crowd cheering for you. But that really doesn’t matter because these guys come to America and they don’t complain. I think its fair.
“I don’t even understand why – it’s making me upset – whoever printed that article, it’s completely not what I said. Either way, if you left it to the judges, and the judges have a subjective view of whom they think won and that is that. The judges are not intentionally biased.”
The original quote from Davis happened on Submission Radio, where Davis stated:
“Do I worry about the judges? Absolutely I worry about the judges. Is it gonna be a fair fight? No it’s not going to be a fair fight. Do I expect it to be, you know, uneven? Absolutely.”