UFC veteran Marcus Davis traveled to his adopted homeland of Ireland to compete in International Sport Kickboxing Association’s “Worlds Collide” event. His May 6th matchup against one of Irelands premier kick boxers; Mark Casserly headlined the night of fights. Up for grabs for the winner was the Light Cruiserweight Kickboxing World Championship. Davis suffered a first round knock out after a crushing kick landed squarely on “The Irish Hand Grenades” jaw rendering him unconscious.
After the bout Marcus Davis took to facebook and contemplated retirement:
Sorry all.. I’m just not pulling the trigger like I did even 5 years ago. I have days in the gym where I can’t be touched but days where I’m lethargic. Consistency is key to being a professional fighter. My reactions have slowed. I’m not going to make my decision now until I am with my family but this wouldn’t have happened 10-5 years ago. Time I think has caught up with me. I will be with my wife tomorrow and we will discuss my career. From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone who has ever supported me… God bless
Marcus Davis holds a(20-9) MMA record and stepped inside the UFC Octagon 15 times. During his UFC career, Davis notched notable wins over Chris Lytle and Shonie Carter. Davis was cut from the UFC following a loss to Jeremy Stevens at UFC 125 which marked his fourth loss in five previous fights. Post UFC, Davis went on a three fight win streak competing in the Global Fight League and Maximum Fighting Championship before losing to Chuck O’Neil at W-1 MMA 7 event on October 15th, 2011.