UFC Vet Marcus Davis Heads into Saturday’s Grudge Match with Retirement on His Mind
Former UFC welterweight Marcus “Irish Hand Grenade” Davis would like to call a mulligan on 2013. It was just that type of year in his fight career.
After starting off the year with a controversial stoppage against Waachiim Spiritwolf in Bellator in March, Davis returned home to Main and got his only win of the
year against Darrius Heylinger in May in the NEF, only to see his momentum swiftly halted by one of the worst losses of his career in the first round of last year’s Bellator 155-pound tournament.
“2013 started out tough with that no contest versus (Waachiim) Spiritwolf, which became a big thing on the internet with all these people saying this stuff, even after the
commission (representative) said he didn’t find any groin contact and that he actually had a panic attack. So I thought it would be overturned and it wasn’t,” said Davis looking back on last year.
“That was a rough start, but to come back and get a win over a kid like Darrius Haylinger, who is over six feet tall and having a reach and being as good a striker that he is was a great thing for me.
I never had any real luck at 155 pounds and I don’t have that frame, and I really, really wanted it bad, but (my fight against Sarnavskiy) was a really horrible performance and wasn’t there.”
WSOF Canada: Ford vs. Powell set for Feb. 2, Rama vs. Mocco Completes Main Card
EDMONTON (Feb. 6, 2014) – World Series of Fighting Canada will crown its first Canadian welterweight champion, as one of Canada’s best, Edmonton, Alberta’s own Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (21-4) takes on the KO artist Joel Powell (7-3) of Hamilton, Ontario.
170lbs- Ryan Ford (21-4) vs. Joel Powell (7-3)
**Canadian Welterweight Title Fight**
265lbs- Steve Mocco (4-0) vs. Smealinho Rama (6-1)
170lbs- Michael Hill (6-2) vs. Ryan Dickson (6-1)
145lbs- Josh Machan (11-4) vs. Adam Lorenz (7-3)
170lbs- Brandt Dewsbery (10-3-1) vs. Mark Drummond (5-1)
145lbs- Lenny Wheeler (6-3) vs. Will Romero (9-4)
200lbs- Matt Baker (9-5) vs. Mike Kent (9-4)
265lbs- Tim Hague (15-8) vs. Lee Mein (6-12)
135lbs- Owen Carr (4-2-1) vs. Maged Hammo (5-3)
145lbs- Behrang Yousefi (5-3) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (0-0)
155lbs- Roger Alves (1-1) vs. Jemark Brady (2-2)
170lbs- Justin Evans (0-0) vs. Stuart Fontaine (0-0)
Titan FC pushes back start time from 10PM Eastern to 11:30PM for Ricci vs. Gurgel event
Titan FC has released an official statement to Bloody Elbow that they will be moving back the start time by one-and-a-half hours for their upcoming event, Titan
FC 27: Ricci vs. Gurgel. The card is set to feature a bevy of former UFC and Strikeforce fighters, beyond it's main event, including Matt Riddle, Michael Kuiper,
Kurt Holobaugh, and Pedro Nobre. Titan FC executive Bryan Levick explained that the move was due to what they felt were counter programming efforts by
competing MMA organizations. The card is now set to broadcast on February 28th at 11:30 PM on CBS Sports.
Ben Askren makes ONE FC debut in May for welterweight title
Ben Askren was hoping his first fight for ONE FC would be for a title. It will be.
Askren (12-0) will make his promotional debut in May, and he’ll be fighting for the ONE FC welterweight title. The former Bellator MMA champion made the announcement Thursday on MMAjunkie Radio.
Askren will fight the winner of next month’s title fight between former UFC fighter Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki. That fight takes place at “ONE FC 14: War of Nations” on March 14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.