Phil Davis is just a young pup in terms of the MMA game, but the former Penn State University wrestling standout and NCAA Div. I champion is not lacking in the self-confidence department. Davis, who will meet Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC on FOX 2 at the end of the month, let the UFC know that they might as well book Dan Henderson as the next challenger to current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
“Give it to ‘Hendo’. I ain’t losing. Give it to ‘Hendo’,” said Davis, in a recent interview with MMAMania.com. “I don’t care either way. You can give it to ‘Hendo’ and there will still be a belt when I get there. I don’t care who the person is that has the belt, but there will be a belt when I get to it, and that’s all that I’m concerned about.”
Talk of a possible Henderson-Jones match was squashed by UFC president Dana White recently, as the leader of the UFC confirmed that Evans would be the next opponent for Jones if he gets past Davis. It would seem “Mr. Wonderful” has different plans for “Suga” when the two meet in Chicago, Illinois on January 28.
Along with Davis-Evans, UFC on FOX 2 will also feature Chael Sonnen vs. Mark Munoz, and Michael Bisping against Demian Maia.