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Marcus Davis unsure if Chris Lytle deserves a fight against him at UFC 93

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"I don't mind Chris calling me out, it's part of the game. I certainly didn't take offense. He had warned me beforehand that he was going to do it, so I don't consider it disrespectful or anything. I like Chris and think he is a great guy but I don't know whether he deserves a fight against me. People always say that Chris is the 'gatekeeper' to our division, but I think that I am past the gate at the moment. I have spoken to a few people who have told me that they actually think Paul Taylor won that fight against Chris. I beat Paul in one round (in September 2007), so I'm just not sure. But, of course, if that is the fight that the UFC want, then I am more than happy."

Marcus Davis is eager to return to the Octagon at UFC 93: "Dublin" at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, January 17, 2008. However, "The Irish Hand Grenade" is unclear if Chris Lytle -- who decisioned Paul Taylor at UFC 89: "Bisping vs. Leben" last weekend and called Davis out afterward -- is deserving of the opportunity to fight him at this time. Davis also won at UFC 89 with a slick second round submission over Paul Kelly. I was his twelfth with in 13 fights. Lytle, on the other hand, has won just four of his last eight. However, the losses during that stretch were to Josh Koscheck, Thiago Alves, Matt Hughes and Matt Serra -- some pretty good competition. If Lytle and Davis were to collide it would certainly be one hell of a fight, which is more than likely the reason "Lights Out" is asking for it. He loves earning that bonus money win or lose.

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