1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Phil Davis on Jon Jones in 2011 -- didn't want to talk about him

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by krolik1157, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. krolik1157 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    8
    At the 7:10 mark of this video (Pre-fight video blog from before his 'Lil Nog fight), Phil Davis talks about constantly getting compared to Jon Jones and how sick of it he is:

    [YT]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/algtQ-uQzFs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/YT]

    Here's a rough transcription for those who don't want to watch (I took out the quotes having to do with his coaches having to take shots for every time he's asked about Bones in an interview):

    "For whatever reason, ever since I started fighting in the UFC, everybody asks me about Jon Jones, I have no idea why...I can't do an interview without getting asked about Jon Jones. Whether it's what do I think about his performance, or do I think our styles resemble each other, or are we going to fight, or what do I think about Jon Jones' shorts, or do I like Jon Jones...some of the times I'm like 'man, I thought this was about me...' Crazy. Question after question, I'm like, man."

    Now, obviously, Phil is talking about Jones every chance he can get. Kinda funny how things change. My theory is that after Vinny, who had been training with Chael, talked his way into a fight with Phil that Vinny didn't deserve at all, Phil got a lot more cynical about the "fight business." Or it could just be naturally-developed cynicism -- at the time of that video, Phil was undefeated, and it's harder to get fights/be high-profile after you have some losses on your record. (BTW, some of this is in another thread, but once I found the video and did the transcription I thought this deserved its own thread.)
     
  2. Chramelated The Real Guy, The Best Guy Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    13,831
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Bull City
    I could see why he'd be tired of the comparisons



    And TS' video

     
  3. krolik1157 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    8
  4. SnowBlynd Red Belt

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    9,920
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    florida 561
    Its smart. If you trash jones you will almost certainly be painted as the good guy and polarizing the fans is a great way to create hype
     
  5. Xhizors Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    14
    remove the dot and here it is

     
  6. Mixed Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    4,755
    Likes Received:
    2
    Lmao.
     
  7. The Todd Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,756
    Likes Received:
    86
    dont care about phil anymore, boring fighter
     
  8. johnyboy Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    14,864
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Edmonton
    I'm in the same boat, he is good at knocking off contenders without earning a shot though
     
  9. killacali Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Who cares Phill is a gatekeeper who could not touch Jones on his best day.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.