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Phil Davis: Jon Jones Doesn’t Want To Fight Glover Teixeira

Does Phil Davis know something nobody else does?

Well, not really, but it would seem that way.

During a recent appearance on MMAjunkie Radio, Davis insisted that he will be ready to step in and face Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones bows out.

Let Davis himself explain what he means by all that.

“I don’t wish him harm…I just have this sneaky suspicion,” said Davis, who is currently without a scheduled fight after defeating Lyoto Machida in Brazil last year. “I’m just going to tell you the short version. Alexander Gustafsson put tips all over that boy. (Jones) doesn’t know up from down, left from right. I really don’t see him wanting to get back in there with anybody.”

Davis (12-1) is a close training partner of Gustafsson, who took Jones to a decision late in 2013. “Bones” prevailed, and the two are expected to rematch if they both win their next fights.

“I don’t even think (Jones) wants to get back in there with Glover Teixeira,” Davis said. “I want to fight Glover.”

While the odds of Davis stepping in to face Teixeira are currently low, it insisted that whatever the UFC decides will be fine by him.

“I’ll fight anybody,” he said. “You name them, I’ll fight them.”

UFC 172 is scheduled for April 26 from Baltimore.