Phil Davis Watching His 'Karate Kid' Collection to Get Ready for Lyoto Machida

Damon Martin@@DamonMartinContributor IJuly 15, 2013

Phil Davis has a chance at UFC 163 to pick up the biggest win of his career when he faces former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

In this exclusive interview, Davis breaks down how so many past fighters have made mistakes fighting Machida because they try to outdo him at his own game.

Davis has no plans of jumping in and trying to go strike-for-strike with Machida in what he does well.  Instead, Davis wants to brush up on what he's great at so Machida is guessing and trying to predict what comes next.

Just to make sure that Davis is ready for Machida's unique striking style, he's pulled out some essential training DVDs that he believes will come in very useful for his upcoming bout at UFC 163.

"I've been watching The Karate Kid movies just in case," Davis joked. "You never know. If I hear 'sweep the leg,' I don't know, you've got to be ready."

Machida has been known to pull off some pretty amazing moves during his fights, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that a crane kick could be unleashed at Davis when they meet in Brazil.

Check out this interview with Davis as he gets ready for his trip to Brazil to take on Machida in the co-main event of UFC 163.

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