UFC light heavyweight prospect Phil Davis was set to embark upon the biggest fight of his young career early last month against former 205lbs. champ Rashad Evans, but was forced to pull out of the bout against his will after injuring his knee in training camp.
Davis has been rehabbing his knee since being forced out of the bout — which would have been a title eliminator — and he recently spoke with HeavyMMA about how his recovery process has been going.
“Everything is well, man; I can’t complain,” said Davis. “I did some aggressive physical therapy to get back into training as soon as possible, and now I’m just getting back into a regular training routine. I can’t complain; things are really good for me right now.”
Mr. Wonderful admitted that watching Evans fight Tito Ortiz instead of him was difficult, but that he was surprised and impressed by Suga’s performance.
“I was hoping that Rashad didn’t take me serious and he was worried about fighting Jon Jones,” said the 26-year-old. “Judging by his performance and the way he looked, I think he was just being a showman; I think took me very serious, and he worked his butt off to get ready and be prepared for a hard fight. It was kind of one of those times where I was like, ‘Man! I wish I was out there,’ but I couldn’t have been the fighter that I want to be, so it played out the way that it did.”
From here, Davis is just looking to recover and get back to action — against whoever UFC president Dana White tells him to take out.
“I’m Dana White’s hitman,” said Davis. “If your name is on his list, you’re next.”