"I knew if I could learn how to fight on the ground, I could make something of myself in this sport..... Pretty much every fight I've had recently, when the fight is over, people will come up to me and say, 'You did something in that fight that I didn't think you could do. And you know what? They're right. I add something for every fight. The Marcus Davis you'll see in Newcastle is nothing like the Marcus Davis you saw against Paul Taylor."
-- Former boxer turned mixed martial artist, Marcus Davis, talks with Yahoo!Sports.com about his time consuming transition from boxing to MMA in this snip mash. "The Irish Hand Grenade" is perhaps the most improved fighter to emerge from any season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). He is set to fight Jess Liaudin at UFC 80: "Rapid Fire" on January 19. With a win the underrated talent will more than likely elevate his status in a stacked division to start of the New Year.