Phil Davis is a moderate favorite against Vinny Magalhaes tomorrow and it looks like he may have been putting in some extra time practicing his submissions. Unfortunately, his sparring partner is allegedly the mother of his child and, according to her, Davis doesn’t respond to verbal or physical taps. Now they’re both due in court on May 7th for a child custody hearing and have filed paperwork against each other for permanent restraining orders.
Anyone who’s gone through a child custody situation knows that things can go straight up off the rails lightning fast, and the legal documents obtained by TMZ make both Davis and his ex, Vantris Patterson, look pretty bad:
Davis — aka Mr. Wonderful — would often choke [Patterson] during intercourse, and when she’d plead with him to stop he’d respond, “Shut the fuck up, bitch”… She says Davis has threatened to kill her numerous times if she ever slept with another man… Davis body slammed her on a couch with such force… the couch slid into the wall paint came off.
Patterson provided pictures of a busted lip that allegedly came courtesy of Davis, and made statements that MMA is to blame for Davis’s abusing ways:
Davis’s alleged propensity for violence has escalated because of his involvement in the UFC. She says, “I am afraid that the numerous fights have negatively impacted his mental stability,” and she can’t defend herself because of his “increased strength and attacking ability.”
Meanwhile, Phil painted Patterson as the violent partner, claiming that she put a picture of a Glock up on her Facebook page with the quote “… His day will come”, and texted him the message “I can’t wait until the day you die so I can spit in ur face [painful and slow].” Of course the waters are beyond muddied at this point, and we have only allegations. Vantris Patterson has a lot to gain if she fabricates a story and is able to gain a favorable ruling for herself. If the accusations are true (or if it brings enough bad publicity to the UFC), Dana will be forced to do some serious damage control, or make it like Davis never existed in his operation.
(pic by Scott Peterson via MMA Weekly)