DeRay Davis speaks out on canceled StrikeForce fight

source: As many of us already know by now, you were scheduled to fight Mark Miller at Strikeforce: ‘Fedor vs. Rogers’, but your fight was mysteriously canceled. Can you tell us why, specifically, the fight was canceled?

Deray Davis: From what I was told the fight was canceled due to time constraints. The commissioner told us that the female fight (Coenen vs. Modafferi) was pushed before us. I waited and started warming up. The women’s fight only lasted about a minute. Then when I was getting ready to walk out I was told that we were going on after the main event (Fedor vs. Rogers).  At this time, I was getting irritated and frustrated from constantly waiting. After the main event happened, we got ready to walk out, and I heard over the walkie-talkie “Tell both fighters they’ll get paid. The fights are over”. There have been reports circulating on the Internet that both you and Mark Miller were paid the “appearance fee” and “win bonuses”. Can you confirm this?

DeRay Davis: At first, we got our appearance fee only. They told us we weren’t going to get the win bonus, and we should be happy to get the appearance fee. My mentor called me a few days ago and told me that both Miller and I would get the win bonus. There were also reports claiming that sponsorships may have been lost by you or Miller. Did you lose any sponsorships as a result of the cancellation?

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smoogy site profile image  

11/13/09 7:06 PM by smoogy

LOL @ the wannabe activist journalists patting themselves on the back These flavor of the week MMA social causes are always good for a chuckle

mcpeepants232003 site profile image  

11/13/09 4:55 PM by mcpeepants232003

so all the sponsorship money they lost and all the friends and family who bought tickets to see them fight don't matter?

baptistmo site profile image  

11/13/09 4:50 PM by baptistmo

lets not forget the biggest wrong was not letting them fight either before or after the T.V. portion of the card.

nyhcloyalty site profile image  

11/13/09 4:47 PM by nyhcloyalty

When he said they, he was referring to his coaches. He couldn't get a clear answer from any of the SF officials.

droplogic site profile image  

11/13/09 4:06 PM by droplogic

The details are kind of irrelivant.  A wrong was made right.  Good news.

xcouturefan site profile image  

11/13/09 4:05 PM by xcouturefan

Good job BloodyElbow

xcouturefan site profile image  

11/13/09 4:04 PM by xcouturefan

TOWE= Strikeforce nut hugger

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

11/13/09 4:01 PM by JimmersonzGlove

 "They told us we weren’t going to get the win bonus, and we should be happy to get the appearance fee." - DeRay Davis Who is "they?" That's not very specific. All of the Strikeforce brass assembled in a room to tell him that?

LittleJoeMama site profile image  

11/13/09 3:53 PM by LittleJoeMama

Good job UG and BloodyElbow!

mcpeepants232003 site profile image  

11/13/09 3:50 PM by mcpeepants232003

Funny how all of these long time fans bash everyone else with an opinion different than theirs, constantly flame new fans, defend Strikeforce like their mothers and wives lives depend on it but then call other posters shills. Obviously they truly know what is good for the sport.