Sure, Phil Davis didn’t go out and rock the MMA world with an impressive victory at UFC 163, in fact, lots of people would likely argue he didn’t win at all, but that doesn’t change the fact he remains at the top of the light-heavyweight division. Lyoto Machida, for that matter, continues to reside there as well.
While chances are Davis won’t be tapped for a title shot next–barring some unlikely and unforeseen circumstances–“Mr. Wonderful” is in the mix. Of course, so is his Alliance MMA training partner Alexander Gustafsson, who will throw down with champion Jon Jones on September 21st. So at a time when most fighters continue to say they’re not interested in attacking their teammates in the Octagon, what does Davis think about fighting Gustafsson again?
“”Yes. We discussed this,” Davis said in the post UFC 163 FUEL TV show. “We have the attitude that iron sharpens iron. I helped him with his wrestling and he’s helped me with my overall game.”
Now, it’s important to note that the two fought back at UFC 112 in 2010, and Davis submitted Gustafsson (his only loss to date). That was before the Swedish fighter started training at Alliance in San Diego. The UFC will love hearing that they’re down for a rematch, however, and you never know, depending on what happens in the next few months it’s a bout the promotion might try to book.
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