Davis: Daley, promoter tried to bully me into fight

Friday, January 04, 2013

UFC vet Marcus Davis said Paul Daley’s revelation that he turned down a proposed fight is an attempt to bully him into a booking for which he’d be underpaid.

Davis today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the Ireland-based Cage Contender promotion offered him $8,000 to fight Daley on just over one month’s notice.

When he refused, stating Daley’s A-level ability justified a higher purse and that he wouldn’t accept the fight on short notice, he said the promotion “probably got into Daley’s head” to publicly shame him.

“I thought I graduated high school over 21 years ago,” Davis said. “I’m not going to get roped into fighting a fight.”

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