Phil Davis: Jon Jones 'wants more of the softer side of the division'
"He wants more of the softer side of the division," Davis said Friday.
Or, at the very least, Davis doesn't think Jones wants to rematch Davis' training partner, Alexander Gustafsson, any time soon, after their UFC 165 barnburner.
"Most people would rematch," Davis said of the Toronto title fight narrowly won by Jones in September. "But he said, forget about that, forget about you.' I find that interesting. Very interesting.""Glover's a big, scary guy," said Davis (12-1). "And he swings hard, and that doesn't make for happy afternoons. So, that's a tough fight for him. He's not ready for it."Machida joined a list of fighters who have either dropped to middleweight after losing to Davis, or gotten big fights at light heavyweight after losing to him.
"Alex. Machida, Li'l Nog, Brian Stann, Tim Boetsch, all those guys, they've done good for themselves," he said. "I'm their good luck charm or something."
Davis isn't going to pretend Johnson, a former UFC competitor who took his last several bouts in World Series of Fighting and is making his return, was his first choice of opponents.
"He's not the guy I wanted," Davis said. "But pretty much everyone else was booked, so it wasn't a huge surprise, but it was like, I'll take it at this point.""I mean listen, it can be any combination of title things that get you a title shot," Davis said. "Apparently fighting Roy Nelson and then fighting Pat Cummins gets you a title shot. Maybe beating no one in the top 10 like Glover did gets you a title shot. There's no rhyme or reason to getting a title shot. So, beating the number one contender does not get you a title shot. At this point, I don't really care, I think I'm in the best in the world so I'll just keep fighting whoever they put in the cage."