Phil Davis unloads on UFC light heavyweight division, takes shots at Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier and Glover Teixeira

Patrick Smith

No more Mr. Nice Guy!

Sounds like Phil Davis is fed up with the way title shots are being handed out in the light heavyweight division.

While pretty much everyone agrees that Chael Sonnen getting a crack at Jon Jones last April was a little silly, from a rankings perspective, "Mr. Wonderful" is taking it one step further, questioning the validity of Glover Teixeira's title shot at UFC 172 next month in Baltimore.

That's not all.

The former collegiate wrestling standout also took a couple of potshots at heavyweight import Daniel Cormier, who got himself into the mix by beating up a coffee house barista, not long after knocking around Roy Nelson in the 265-pound division.

Davis, who was paired off against the returning Anthony Johnson in "Charm City," unloads (via MMA Fighting):

"[Johnson] is not the guy I wanted. But pretty much everyone else was booked, so it wasn't a huge surprise, but it was like, I'll take it at this point. I mean listen, it can be any combination of things that get you a title shot. Apparently fighting Roy Nelson and then fighting Pat Cummins gets you a title shot. Maybe beating no one in the top 10 like Glover did gets you a title shot. There's no rhyme or reason to getting a title shot. So, beating the number one contender does not get you a title shot. At this point, I don't really care, I think I'm in the best in the world so I'll just keep fighting whoever they put in the cage."

Davis also accused light heavyweight champion Jon Jones of wanting the "softer side" of the division.

"Mr. Wonderful" has racked up a 12-1 record since his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in late 2008. After getting outpointed by Rashad Evans at UFC on FOX 2, Davis rattled off three consecutive wins (and one no contest), including a unanimous decision victory over former 205-pound champion Lyoto Machida last August.

His last couple of performances, however, haven't exactly been the stuff of legend.

Nevertheless, Davis -- currently ranked at number four -- has the opportunity to stay afloat in the division title hunt by turning away "Rumble" on April 26, and could find himself paired off against Cormier, or possibly the winner of Jones vs. Teixeira, depending on how well his buddy Alexander Gustafsson does this weekend in London.

Until he can walk the walk, expect him to (continue to) talk the talk.

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