UFC Quick Quote: Phil Davis pulling out of Rashad Evans fight 'feels like a loss'

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"I wanted to fight, but I think Dana White has had more experience with my personality-type. I think he made a good call. But being the person I am, I don't like to back out. I don't think it's a defeat necessary, but somehow it feels like a loss. There's no saying 'uncle'. Right now, I'm just doing some rehab, some therapy. I will start doing some training this week. I just want to get healthy. I'm not looking at a strict time line. That's how you end up with disappointment. I just want to be healthy."

-- Phil Davis may not be as distraught as he first was when Dana White originally forced him out of his scheduled UFC 133 match-up against Rashad Evans but he is most certainly still feeling the effects of that decision. "Mr. Wonderful" suffered an injury (that he doesn't care to get into the specifics of) which was apparently serious enough that White felt it necessary to rearrange a main event of a major pay-per-view just three weeks away from showtime. This didn't sit well with Davis, who simply wanted to push through and have his moment under the bright lights. However, upon second viewing he feels (via ESPN) as though his UFC bosses made the right call in sending him to the training room for some repairs. When he does return, he'll do so better than ever but against who? Seeing as his injury should only sideline him for maybe another week or so, who should he be matched up against for his next outing? If you've got ideas, feel free to share.

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