UFC 159 is still a month away, but the promotional push is underway, and main-card fighter Phil Davis has offered an amusing contribution.

After months of public bickering, Davis (10-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) looks to improve his light-heavyweight contender status when he meets rival Vinny Magalhaes (10-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at the April 27 pay-per-view event, which takes place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Davis, a former NCAA Division I national champion wrestler, believe he’s got the edge over Magalhaes, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and world champion grappler.

“Vinny’s jiu-jitsu doesn’t concern me at all because he’s bound by the laws of jiu-jitsu,” Davis said. “I love jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu is cool. It’s fun. But some of the rules in jiu-jitsu, I break. I do the exact wrong thing, and it works for me because I follow the rules of wrestling, and with wrestling, it’s a little bit stronger of an art form.”

During his successful UFC run, Davis has defeated the likes of Brian Stann, Alexander Gustafsson, Tim Boetsch and Antonio Rogerio Noguiera. He now plans to put Magalhaes in the same category, and he’s got some advice for him.

“They make these new tissues that moisturize your cheeks as you wipe away your tears,” Davis said. “Something to keep in mind.”

For more on UFC 159, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2319 with Phil Davis, Justin Scoggins and Sara McMann

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

Stream or download Thursday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Phil Davis, Justin Scoggins and Sara McMann.Filed under: Bellator, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

Bellator 163 results: Phil Davis dominates Liam McGeary to capture light heavyweight belt

  • 28 days ago
  • 73 views

Liam McGeary thought he could force Phil Davis into takedown attempts and take advantage with his guard at Bellator 163. Instead, Davis dominated on the ground and captured the light heavy title by l read news >>

Bellator 163 Results: Phil Davis Tops Liam McGeary for Light Heavyweight Title | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

Phil Davis dominated Liam McGeary at Bellator 163, winning a unanimous decision and taking the promotion’s light heavyweight title on Friday night in Uncasville, Conn. read news >>

Bellator 163 highlights: Blistering 16-second and 86-second 'KO of the Month' candidates

  • 28 days ago
  • 228 views

Friday’s Bellator 163 card produced two viable candidates for when MMAjunkie rolls out its “Knockout of the Month” finalists at the end of November.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, Featured Videos, N read news >>

UFC champ Michael Bisping has a harsh message for the haters

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

Michael Bisping won’t hesitate to push a tank of a diesel on a burning fire. Then chuck a grenade at it for good measure.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Phil Davis Adds 'MMA Champion' to Resume with Lopsided Win at Bellator 163

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Phil Davis first gained notoriety as a national wrestling champion at Penn State. Then he took his wrestling talents to the UFC, where he reached contender status but never fought for a belt. In 2015 read news >>

UFC Fight Night 98 results: Marco Polo Reyes takes split call from Jason Novelli

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

MEXICO CITY – Marco Polo Reyes survived a late push and a near finish at the hands of Jason Novelli to nab a victory by the narrowest of margins.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Photos: The best images from UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico with brutal backfists and crushing chokes

  • 25 days ago
  • 15 views

After a month away, the UFC UFC returned Saturday for its latest card in Mexico. Now you can take a look back at the card through the lens of USA TODAY Sports photographer Etzel Espinosa.Filed under: read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 24: Ep. 9 Preview

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

The quarterfinals are officially underway, and after Alexandre Pantoja got a win over Kai Kara-France a week ago, the next matchup will pit one of Team Benavidez's top picks - Hiromasa Ogikubo - agai read news >>

Eddie Alvarez Wants Conor McGregor Fans to Pipe Down at UFC 205 Weigh-Ins

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

To the very end of the UFC 205 promotional period, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez took every possible opportunity to get under the other's skin. The weigh-ins closed with a staredown between the UF read news >>