Former Ultimate Fighter runner-up Vinny Magalhaes made a triumphant return to the UFC earlier this year. Now, he wants to test his excellent submission game against wrestling powerhouse Phil Davis.
However, it appears Davis has informed the UFC that he will not be able to make a February bout with Magalhaes due to prior family plans. That didn’t sit too well with the Brazilian, as he told BloodyElbow.com recently.
“Family plans? If it’s something huge, I can understand, but it it’s like a vacation or something, he should be like, ‘I’m gonna have to do this later because I have a fight,'” Magalhaes said. “Style-wise, I’m a horrible fight for him. That makes me real upset, and that’s why I’ve been calling him out on Twitter.”
Davis was set to face Forrest Griffin later this month, but Griffin was knocked out with a knee injury. Davis said he would face Magalhaes instead, but he declined taking the fight on short notice.