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UFC Quick Quote: Marcus Davis thought Ben Saunders 'was going to be a very easy fight' at UFC 106


"The game plan originally was to jump right on him, to give him no room at all, get in his face and smother everything and overwhelm him with speed on the inside. But I wasn’t able to do that ... I’ve worked with guys that were 6-foot-3, 6-foot-4, but he just seemed much taller. I don’t know why, but his reach and his height just seemed to be much taller. To be honest, I thought it was going to be a very easy fight and I was completely wrong. That was shocking to me. I did think it was going to be easy because I felt as though I had enough experience and because he was so thin, it was going to be easy to overpower him. I don’t know what’s next. I have no idea. I don’t know what the UFC is going to do."

--A dejected Marcus Davis reflects on his losing performance at the UFC 106 event from the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Nov. 21 in Las Vegas, which sent him tumbling down the list of eligible welterweight title contenders. "The Irish Hand Grenade" also came up short against Dan Hardy back at UFC 99 and may have trouble selling himself as a legitimate threat despite reinventing himself after a failed stint on The Ultimate fighter Season 2. Can the 36-year-old Davis make one last run with the big dogs in the 170-pound division? Or has the curtain begun to fall on the career of the former boxer?

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