That's the optimistic take Davis relayed to Tapology:
"My mindset is that I'm going to go wherever my path takes me. I'm going to keep my mind open to any offers that come my way. If the UFC offers again, I might go back there, but I don't know what's going to happen. Right now I'm with a new company, I've got a new boss, and I have to go out there and entertain and have an action-packed fight. ... I'm looking at this as a new beginning of a new career. I now have a blank piece of paper and I'm going to draw exactly what I want with my new career. I'm going to take it one fight at a time. Some people look at getting cut from the UFC as their life being over. I'm looking at it like it's just the beginning. I have a lot to be thankful for."
Marcus Davis may have lost four of his last five bouts (and been viciously knocked out in two of them), but don't expect him to shed any tears over his unfortunate although not unexpected release from the world's largest fight promotion. "The Irish Hand Grenade" recently made the decision to drop from welterweight to lightweight, hoping that would represent a rebirth of sorts for the former boxer. He did rather well in his debut at 155-pounds, controlling most of the action against Jeremy Stephens at the "Edgar vs. Maynard 2" event on Jan. 1, before "Lil' Heathen" landed a perfectly placed punch that sent the Ultimate Fighter vet crashing to the canvas. That marked the end of Davis' run in the UFC, as he was handed a pink slip shortly after the loss. However, he's looking at said pink slip like a blank piece of paper for him to map out the rest of his career, however long it may be. That starts on April 8 against Curtis Demarce in his new home of Maximum Fighting Championships at MFC 29. Will Davis' new beginning lead to a happy ending?