"I'm going out there, we are going to fight and the better man is coming out with the victory. I'm taking this kid (Stephens) as serious as I've taken any of my other opponents. I've watched a lot of tape on him and know that he is a powerful, aggressive striker. I know that he can wrestle a little bit and these are all things I've planned for. The question is what does he think of me and who shows up that night. It doesn't matter what I've been doing in the gym or the asses I've been kicking this entire camp, what's going to matter is what I do that night inside the cage. It's going to come down to who executes that night at this level."
Former UFC welterweight Marcus Davis is hoping to make a successful transition to the 155-pound weight class when he battles division stalwart Jeremy Stephens at the upcoming UFC 125: "Resolution" event on Jan. 1 in Las Vegas. "The Irish Hand Grenade" tells Bloody Elbow's Duane Finley that he expects a tough fight from the "Lil' Heathen," but will show up having done his homework. Can the 38-year-old Davis reinvent himself as a lightweight? Or will Stephens send him to his fourth loss in five fights -- and possibly the unemployment line?