Phil Davis worried about Brazilian judges at UFC 179: ‘It’s not going to be a fair fight’


UFC light-heavyweight competitor Phil Davis revealed that he is legitimately worried Glover Teixeira’s home-field advantage when they meet at UFC 179 in Brazil.

Phil Davis does not mind fighting in hostile territory. However, he is concerned that apart from the chants of the boisterous Brazilian crowd, he will have to deal with a bad decision from biased judges when he faces Glover Teixeira in the co-main event of UFC 179 in October.

This is not to suggest that Davis is not excited about the match-up. Quite the contrary, he is ecstatic about getting the opportunity to redeem his last loss to Anthony Johnson and put himself back near title contention.

"I think it's a great match up," Davis told Sumbission Radio. "He's obviously Brazilian, the fans seem really like me down in Brazil after I'm done fighting. So you know, it should work out well. Another trip down to Brazil, another chance to have an awesome performance down there. The fans down there are absolutely fanatical about MMA so I'm just excited about the match up, the venue, the fight, (being in the) co-main, everything. Should be a great opportunity to put myself back in the title hunt."

While there have been some odd decisions dealt on international fight cards in the past, Davis is particularly worried about competing against a Brazilian on his own soil, as he does not trust the Brazilian judges to keep the fight "fair."

"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."

Yet Davis also played devil's advocate and admit that he has seldom heard a foreign fighter complain about the judges when he competes in America, which is why he has decided to simply focus on his gameplan and enjoy the process.

"But, you known at some point I gotta give these guys a little bit of credit because they come over to America and they fight, and you very seldom hear them complain.

"Now having said that, yeah there's a little bit of a home field advantage and I acknowledge that, but at the same time I'm ready to scrap."

UFC 179 is scheduled to take place Oct. 25 at the Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

Related News

  • 2 days ago
  • 64 views

With UFC 179 just a few days away, UFC has released a pair of free fight videos featuring the co-headliners in action. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Phil Davis read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 33 views

Check out the behind the scenes lead-up to the UFC 179 fight between Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis. read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 73 views

Ahead of this weekend's UFC 179 bout, watch the entire fight between Phil Davis and Alexander Gustafsson. UFC 179 is approaching, and the co-headliner of the card is a light heavyweight bout between read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

A fighter's success is what helps them elevate their profile and earn bigger opportunities, but oftentimes, setbacks and adversity show the true measure of who they really are. When Glover Teixeira s read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 27 views

Phil Davis and Alexander Gustafsson faced off at UFC 112 in 2010 in the United Arab Emirates. Watch the fight replay in its entirety. read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

“Countdown to UFC 179? debuted Sunday, and now you can watch the segment devoted to the co-headliner between light heavyweight contenders Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

In unrelated news, the entire country of Ireland just became fans of Frankie Edgar. Conor McGregor clearly established himself as a featherweight contender on Sat. night (Sept. 27, 2014) with a first read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC lightweight competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that he expects to be cleared to fight in March. With the lightweight division quickly shaping up to be one of the most exciting divisions of t read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 6 views

"I'm not gonna call myself the Brazilian Killer, but if somebody wants to name me the Brazilian Killer, you're more than welcome. I'm just staying patient, working on different things. No need to do read news >>