Rumors started to swirl concerning a Phil Davis-Lyoto Machida fight earlier this month.
Davis, who is recovering from a partial ligament tear in his knee, has heard nothing from his management team concerning a fight with the former UFC light heavyweight champion.
His source of information concerning about the bout has come through the video game Call of Duty.
“I’m sitting here on my couch fighting little German dudes overseas via Call of Duty, and they’re telling me I’m fighting. Well you know who they said. I don’t even want to say. But I don’t know, it’s kind of funny like that,” Davis laughed in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio recently. “It’s like that fight might get made, but it’s really like if he wants to sit around until I get healthy, sure! You can’t just make a fight when I’m not even in the gym at all.”
But Davis did challenge Machida to a meeting on the battlefield of Call of Duty.
“Tell him to get five of his people, five of my people, we’ll go head-to-head,” Davis said.
In the meantime, Davis (9-0) will continue to rehab himself before getting back in the gym.
“Come two weeks from now I should be on my way back into the Octagon,” Davis said. “I wish I could be ready to fight three weeks ago, but it happens.”
While training for his fight with Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 133, Davis went down, believing he twisted his knee. A doctor’s visit, though, revealed quite more.
“I thought for sure I just twisted my knee, like, ‘Oh yeah, that kind of stung.’ It turns out I did a little bit more than twist it,” Davis said. “The final diagnosis was a partial ligament tear, which isn’t the end of the world.”
Surgery was not required, but doctor’s told the former Penn State University wrestler that he needed to avoid the gym and rest the knee, allowing it time to heal.
Now, though, Davis is itching to get back into the gym and start preparing for a fight, possibly still this year.
“I would love to be back in 2011,” Davis said. “It’s really like, ‘Will I be back?’ Well, let’s hope the rest of my recovery goes as planned, and in a couple weeks when I go back into training everything goes well also and I don’t re-injure it. That needs to happen first. After that starts going well, then we can start talking about 2011.”