Marcus Davis making move to lightweight division


Davis today made the news official with ( and said he made the decision after the realization that his frame is better suited for 155 pounds.

And with retirement a serious consideration at this point in his career, Davis (17-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) plans to remain in the new weight class until he calls it quits on a once-unlikely MMA career.

"I'm going to finish out my career at 155 and try to entertain some people along the way before my old ass retires," he said. "I like the opportunities that present themselves."

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Yun site profile image  

11/8/10 6:26 AM by Yun

 that's what i'm saying.  It's overall better for a fighter in most cases if they fought at their own natural weight.  Some where down the line of MMA history, instead of a fight, it just became a sport.  When it used to be a fight, people just came and fought.  (remember? pride.. open weight, tournaments, etc..) now, MMA look more like a sport.  Try'n to score points and make weight, try'n to win a round instead of winning the fight. IMO.

goku site profile image  

10/27/10 2:35 PM by goku

 not a good move for him...hes too big and will be too slow

Prender site profile image  

10/27/10 1:53 PM by Prender

He wont have the speed to cut it down there, he looks sluggish at 170 and the cut wont help him

jjj2121 site profile image  

10/27/10 12:46 PM by jjj2121

Who are these "couple top end" fighters Diego has beaten at either LW or WW?  Anytime he fights someone above a divisional gatekeeper, he loses.  No, Paulo Thiago and Joe Stevenson do not count.  

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10/27/10 12:34 PM by sacredhate

I like Marcus...if he can cut the weight healthily I'd love to see him fight some of those stand-up specialists.He's a journeyman and I appreciate that he's looking for interesting fights and not acting like he thinks he's going to drop to go on a title run.

Neo Cyrus site profile image  

10/27/10 12:31 PM by Neo Cyrus

Always have been and will be a Davis fan. Here's hoping he has a LW title run left in him.

Dogmeat 1 site profile image  

10/27/10 12:30 PM by Dogmeat 1

dropping weight classes, especially late in someone's career, is almost never a good idea. Unless a fighter is carrying excessive weight (e.g. fat) or is considerably shorter than other fighters in his division then he will just be hurting himself by going in weight. Pretty much the only fighters who do well by dropping weight classes are those who weigh in under the maximum weight limit when lean (Florian and Tanner for example). In most cases fighters who move up in weight do better in part because they are not fighting to get under their natural weight and their strength, speed and conditioning doesn't suffer as a result. Davis's issue is not that he is giving up size or strength to guys at 170; in fact he was probably doing quite well in those aspects. His issue was that he is a primarily a standup fighter but isn't enough of a knockout artist to really dominate other good guys standing up. His ground game is decent but he doesn't have the wrestling ability to dominate position on the ground or mix things up, so basically he is always letting more aggressive strikers control the fight. At 155 he is just going to be both slower and weaker which is not going to help his game in any way.

Arecsa site profile image  

10/27/10 10:20 AM by Arecsa

Wait.....Marcus Davis is still in the UFC?