In his previous fight in Brazil, Phil Davis scored a unanimous decision win over hometown boy, Lyoto Machida, at UFC 163 on Aug. 3, 2013.
Still, ahead of his pivotal light heavyweight showdown against another Brazilian, Glover Texieira, which goes down on Oct. 25, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, "Mr. Wonderful" is worried he won't get a fair shake from the judges should the fight go the distance.
And it's a rather surprising stance, as many believed "The Dragon" should've been the rightful winner, Dana White included, in his fight against Davis. So, if anyone should be worried, technically it's Glover.
Upon hearing of his worries, Teixeira came up with a solution to help ease Phil's mind.
"I'll make his job easy so he shouldn't' worry. I'll finish the fight before the third round," Glover told Sherdog.
While Davis is preoccupied with the fight not being "fair," he also acknowledged that he can't complain or worry too much about Glover getting home-field advantage, as he admits you seldom hear a Brazilian fighter complaining about having to fight on American soil.
The 205-pound scrap is a must-win for both men as they are each coming off losses with Davis losing to Anthony Johnson via decision at UFC 172 last April. Glover, meanwhile, hasn't seen action since coming up short on the judges' scorecards at the same event in his championship fight against division champion, Jon Jones (video).
While a loss for either man won't likely earn them their pink slip, it will send them tumbling down the official UFC rankings even further (see them).
As far as Phil's fear of getting robbed of a decision win, perhaps he should take a page out of Glover's book and go balls to the wall in hopes for a finish, or at the very least, a dominant and convincing performance (like this one) to sway the judges in his favor.