Marcus Davis: Weight cutting almost killed me

Friday, October 14, 2011

Marcus Davis decided to drop from the 170 pound division to 155 pounds vs. Jeremy Stephens at UFC 125. While Davis lost the fight in the end, and was cut by the UFC, he looked strong through the first two rounds, and it seemed he had found a new home at lightweight.

However, for his first post-UFC fight, Davis took on Curtis DeMarce in the MFC and his second trip to lightweight was almost fatal.

“It’s kind of scary to say this but that fight almost killed me, making that weight,” Davis told MMAWeekly Radio recently. “I had a really, really, really bad time and I still made the weight, but I’ll never, ever be able to do that again.”

“After that, I think I was all the way down to 154 when I ended up weighing in and that fight was on a Friday. That Monday I was 207, so it had nothing to do with my overeating. It had to do with my body freaked out and thought that I might torture it again like that so it just held onto everything.”

“Saying it was a hard cut to go to 155 is one thing, but you know I fought Pete Spratt about eight weeks later and I had difficulty making 170. What was weird was I followed the same routine cause I got into panic mode cause I wasn’t losing any weight, so I went to my 155-pound diet and my body still wouldn’t let that weight go. I had a really tough time with those two fights.”

“I honestly don’t think my body would allow me to do it, and if I did, I wouldn’t want to know what it could do to my health in the long run. I made a promise to my wife that I wasn’t going to do that again.”

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Marcus Davis fights Chuck O’Neil Saturday night in the main event of ‘W-1 MMA: Reloaded’ at the BankUnited Center, Miami, FL. The event airs on Fox Sports Net.

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