Marcus Davis Out to Prove People Wrong at Bellator 101
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.27.2013
See what he has to say…
- Marcus Davis spoke about fighting at tonight's Bellator 101 event. Here are the highlights…
On People Wanting Him to Retire: "When I first started doing this, they were all super supportive, every one of them – my wife, my kids, everybody. Then, when I started to go to the doctors when I had these problems, everyone leaned toward me stopping my fight career. And that's what happens when people love you, care about you and want the best for you."
On Having a Good Support System: "Within the last year, every single person in my family and in my gym is behind me 100 percent," he said. "All I get everyday is encouragement from my wife, that she believes in me and she's praying for me, and this will open doors for myself and my children too. My success is their success."
On Fighting at Age 40: "There might be disadvantages at this stage of my career, but they're only disadvantages if you let them be that in your head," Davis said. "You keep thinking about pains and problems? That's all you're going to have – pain and problems. So my age and experience is more of an advantage than a disadvantage. I'm a 40-year-old guy who teaches guys, and when you teach, you're so in tune with the perfect technique and how to do it. So my technique has gotten better and better, and I've become more efficient at using my strength and cardio."
On What Fans Should Expect FromHim: "Fans should expect me to tear through this lightweight tournament – just absolutely tear through it – and then tear through the rest of the whole division, including whoever has the belt," Davis said. "Then, like I said, two years from now, I'll be 8-0 in Bellator, and I'll say, 'I'll told ya so.'"