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UFC 118: Marcus Davis cautiously optimistic about possible Nate Diaz fight


"The only time I've heard of this fight is when my manager asked me about it two days ago. I said yeah, I'm definitely interested in that fight, you know? I'll take that fight for sure. We haven't received any contracts or anything, but that was a couple days ago and I haven't heard anything since, so who knows? My manager spoke to Mark DellaGrotte about the fight to see if he thought it was good for us, but I haven't heard from him either. I have no idea what's going on with Nate and whatever suspension he may be facing. I don't pay attention to that stuff. I don't know what's going on in that kid's life. All I know is that I was told that he verbally agreed to the fight, and of course I verbally agreed to it. So as far as I know it should go down."

UFC welterweight veteran Marcus Davis gives an update on his participation in a rumored UFC 118 scrap against fellow 170-pound warrior Nate Diaz. "The Irish Hand Grenade" is more than happy to throw down in the promotion's first-ever trip to Boston, but also knows the fight is far from a sure thing. Diaz is expected to face disciplinary action from the Tennessee Athletic Commission for his role in the Strikeforce/CBS televised brawl back on April 24. Nashville flooding has postponed the commission's meeting until May 27 and the repercussions could jeopardize his availability for a late summer event. Stay tuned.

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