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Bellator 154’s Phil Davis: ‘I’m not cocky, definitely confident’ ahead of King Mo fight

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Bellator 154: “Davis vs. King Mo” will take place this Saturday night (May 14, 2016) at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., where “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis will put his No. 1 contender status on the line against Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal. The winner will face 205-pound champion Liam McGeary sometime later this year.

Davis won the Bellator 142: “Dynamite 1” tournament in Sept. 2015, but he faced Francis Carmont instead of Lawal, who had to withdraw from the tournament finals because of a rib injury suffered earlier that night. In other words, Bellator 154’s main event gives fight fans the match that should have happened at the exact same venue in the same city about nine months ago.

Lawal puts his seven-fight win streak on the line, but Davis risks losing a chance at McGeary he already earned. Why would Davis tempt fate instead of waiting until McGeary heals up from his injuries? We find out today in this interview for MMAmania.com, but not before Davis speaks on the untimely, tragic passing of Jordan Parsons.

“Aww man. You know he trained out of Alliance in San Diego for about a year-and-a-half, maybe a year or so before he went down to South Florida. I’m good friends with him and he’ll be missed and remembered. It’s just no good all the way around.”

As the mixed martial arts (MMA) community continues its outpouring of support for Parsons and his family, we turn our attention to his fight with Lawal, which Davis has no doubt it’s the right move to make as opposed to a sit and wait.

“Taking a risk in a fighting a guy who’s top in the weight class — I mean listen, this is what I do. I love to do it, it’s my fun ….View full article

Source:: mma mania