Before his upcoming light-heavyweight bout at UFC 159 against Vinny Magalhaes, “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis, had some choice words in regards to his wrestling. Not intimidated by the superior grappling skill of Magalhaes, Phil claimed:
“Vinny’s jiu-jitsu doesn’t concern me at all because he’s bound by the laws of jiu-jitsu……I love jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu is cool. It’s fun. But some of the rules in jiu-jitsu, I break. I do the exact wrong thing, and it works for me because I follow the rules of wrestling, and with wrestling, it’s a little bit stronger of an art form.”
The NCAA Division I national champion wrestler has an overall MMA record of 10-1, with 6-1 being his record in the UFC and will be facing Magalhaes who dons a record of 10-5 going 1-2 in the UFC. They are scheduled to fight at UFC 159 which will be held on April 27th at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.