Phil Davis Taunts Jon Jones During UFC 172 Conference Call
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.21.2014
He mocks Jones' chances against Glover Teixeira and more...
Phil Davis got into a bit of trash talk against Jon Jones during the conference call ahead of this weekend's UFC 172. MMAjunkie reports that Davis lit into Jones over his last fight, against Alexander Gustafsson. Davis has repeatedly said leading up to now that Jones will pull out of his fight with Glover Teixeira this weekend. Check out some highlights:
On Jones' fight with Alexander Gustafsson: "Jon Jones came out doing his regular deal, and because Alex and I train together, I said, ‘Alex, listen man. What you really need to do is you need to strongarm him like an American – hit him with a backhand pimp slap.' Alexander threw seven different kinds of smoke at this dude; Jon Jones didn't know up from down when he was fighting Alex. He didn't know what hit him. He didn't know why he hit him that hard, why he was hitting him so much. Honestly, I still don't understand how he lost, but I will say this: Jon Jones came back in the last two rounds, fought like a champion. Did he do enough to win? Absolutely not, but hey, you leave it to the judges, you leave it to the judges. Alex is going to come back stronger. But I'm going to tell you this: seven different kinds of smoke. Jon Jones was on fire. Seven different kinds of smoke, he had."
After Jones asked which rounds Gustafsson won: "I thought he won all the ones where he put them hot hands all over your forehead."
On Jones' chances against Glover Teixeira: "The last time you said you could handle somebody in the striking department, Alex hit you so many times in the right eye, you almost turned into a pirate. How are you so sure you can be better than Glover standing up, because let me tell you, I've seen Glover before, and what are you going to do?"
Jones on whether he wants to fight Davis now: "It doesn't (motivate me more). I have nothing to prove fighting a guy like Phil. I've already proven myself against a lot of amazing martial artists, and I think if anything, Phil is kind of embarrassing himself with all the antics. But it's what he's deciding to do today. I am a champion, and I fight the top dogs, and my whole career has been in the fast lane. I'm not going to sit here and belittle myself by entertaining Phil. At first, I thought it was funny, but it's just silly. I'm fighting Glover, and he's fighting Anthony Johnson. I need to stay focused on Glover, because Glover is a great challenge to me. I just think when you talk like that and you be so goofy, it puts more pressure on you. I mean, what if he goes out there and gets caught with one of those high kicks from Anthony and gets knocked out? It's going to be really embarrassing talking so much trash to me and getting knocked out by Anthony. So I'm going to keep my mouth shut and stay focused on what I'm here for, and that's Glover."