Marcus Davis Contemplates on His Future
An outspoken and sometimes polarizing figure among hardcore fans, Marcus Davis almost expects to be criticized for his move. But he's also realistic about his chances in the new division.
Marcus Davis aims to drop from welterweight to lightweight after seven years of being in the division. According to him, he made the decision since he feels that he suits at 155 pounds better. More over, he plans to stay in the new weight class until he calls it quits.
“I’m going to finish out my career at 155 and try to entertain some people along the way before my old ass retires. I like the opportunities that present themselves.”
And though he has yet to accept his next match, Sam Stout, Spencer Fisher and Dennis Siver are among the opportunities that he is talking about.
While Davis amassed a winning record, he admits that he is at a reach disadvantage every time he fights. And the gap was very obvious during his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 118. Davis took sustained damage as he attempts to get inside his opponent’s long and lanky arms, before he was put to sleep. Davis still has two more fights remaining in his UFC contract. And whether he’ll continue to fight afterwards remains to be seen.
“I’ve got to win two fights. If I make 155, and I win two fights, and I feel like the new Marcus Davis, then we sit down and sign a new contract. But I will say this: I will not be 40 years old and fighting. I just can’t.”
With the clock ticking continuously for Davis, the most important thing to do now is to place good performances.
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“That’s what I do. I fight to entertain, and I love to fight.”