"I'm not gonna call myself the Brazilian Killer, but if somebody wants to name me the Brazilian Killer, you're more than welcome. I'm just staying patient, working on different things. No need to do anything crazy on my training. I just stay focused on what I have to do. I look at [the Johnson loss] as a minor setback, but I think a win down in Rio will put me right back in the title race."
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Phil Davis, tells MMA Fighting he knows a thing or two about beating up Brazilians, as his last four wins have all come against opponents from Brazil. They include Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Wagner Prado, Vinny Magalhaes, and Lyoto Machida. "Mr. Wonderful" hopes to make Glover Teixeira number five when they hook 'em up in the co-main event of UFC 179, which takes place on Oct. 25, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Davis is still ranked at No. 6 in the official top 10 rankings, a second straight loss could send him tumbling down the 205-pound ladder. Early predictions?