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Old 06-15-2009, 02:00 PM
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Can anyone tell me what Actions he's talking about of Marcus Davis after the fight? I didnt see anything on the PPV...

"Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their support over the past few weeks, all of the messages go a long way to keeping you motivated when training camp is tough. My team, as always, did a great job in getting me ready for UFC 99 and I cant thank them enough. Nathan Leverton, Owen Comrie, Jim Wallhead and all the boys at Rough House. Ollie Richardson and Sonny Dholakia, for getting me in shape. My guys in LA, Eddie Bravo and the 10th Planet guys, Freddie Roach and the Wildcard gym, Shawn Guttridge and all the Legends MMA guys.


My family and Elizabeth, thank you for putting up with me and always showing their love and support. To all of my fans, particularly the ‘Party Hardy’ guys for the chaos they caused! To my sponsors for investing in me and helping me train full time and compete at the top level, and to the UFC for giving me the opportunity to live my dream.


I would also like the thank Marcus, his team and all of his fans. Sure, there is no love lost between us, but he is one tough dude. There is something about trading punches for fifteen minutes that makes you respect a guy. I know he isn’t happy with the fight and still angry at the things said beforehand, that is understandable. It was a close fight and he was in the shape of his life for it, respect for that.


There has been a lot of talk on the forums since the fight and its great to see so many people enjoyed the show. He is getting a lot of heat for his actions after the fight, but remember he has put on eleven solid performances in the UFC now and deserves everyone’s respect."


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Old 06-15-2009, 02:04 PM
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Well he is 100% correct about Davis. dude definately deserves love.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:06 PM
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Dan went to make ammends afterwards and Marcus turned away from him. ON UFC.com the vid showed hardy go to Marcus' dressing room to shake his hand and tell him "good fight" and all marcus did was say how he really won the fight. Obviously Marcus was still really ticked off.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:20 PM
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I just dont get the really nasty slander. He went after Davis hard in the press, calling him everything from a poser to a gatekeeper. You just can't forget any of that stuff was said. This will be a great rematch.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:52 PM
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I just dont get the really nasty slander. He went after Davis hard in the press, calling him everything from a poser to a gatekeeper. You just can't forget any of that stuff was said. This will be a great rematch.
Well...Marcus Davis is not Irish, thats the thing that bothers Dan Hardy. He might have an Irish Hereditry, but he comes out in a Kilt, and with an Irish flag, and he is quietly classed as a European/British Fighter...when he is an American.

I didnt realize that Marcus was such a sore loser to rubuff Dan Hardy twice after he lost. It was close, but the third round sealed Davis into defeat without a doubt.

It wont change a thing, because technically speaking, Hardy is right. Taxonomically, Marcus Davis is not European, not even close, whether he has heratage and a nickname or not. Thats just fact...its a common trait amoung americans because their own culture lacks history for them to announce that their Hereditry (which they all have because few are native to the land pre European conquest) is actually their nationality, and its simply not True.

Thats like me claiming to be scottish just because my surname is Duff. Sure, My Grandfather was Scottish, so I have a hereditry in Scot Nobility to be precise, but I would never pass myself off as being a Scot, and I would only wear my Clans Tartan at an important occasion. Infact, to date I have never worn the Kilt...I might do for the first time next year at my Sisters Wedding...but that reflects Family Tradition, not my nationality.

Hardy is right, and he backed it up, and Marcus Davis should have reacted better.
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Well...Marcus Davis is not Irish, thats the thing that bothers Dan Hardy. He might have an Irish Hereditry, but he comes out in a Kilt, and with an Irish flag, and he is quietly classed as a European/British Fighter...when he is an American.

I didnt realize that Marcus was such a sore loser to rubuff Dan Hardy twice after he lost. It was close, but the third round sealed Davis into defeat without a doubt.

It wont change a thing, because technically speaking, Hardy is right. Taxonomically, Marcus Davis is not European, not even close, whether he has heratage and a nickname or not. Thats just fact...its a common trait amoung americans because their own culture lacks history for them to announce that their Hereditry (which they all have because few are native to the land pre European conquest) is actually their nationality, and its simply not True.

Thats like me claiming to be scottish just because my surname is Duff. Sure, My Grandfather was Scottish, so I have a hereditry in Scot Nobility to be precise, but I would never pass myself off as being a Scot, and I would only wear my Clans Tartan at an important occasion. Infact, to date I have never worn the Kilt...I might do for the first time next year at my Sisters Wedding...but that reflects Family Tradition, not my nationality.

Hardy is right, and he backed it up, and Marcus Davis should have reacted better.
Actually Dan Hardy said none of these things REALLLY bothered him he only said them to draw marcus into a fight that Marcus didn't really need to take. The things he said were what they were and I'm sure they would piss me off too, but at the end of the day who cares what some punk mohawked englishman think of you. They should rematch because it was a pretty good fight.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:32 PM
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let's hope this trend continues and we have guys call out Mexican fighters, who aren't really Mexican.
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Well...Marcus Davis is not Irish, thats the thing that bothers Dan Hardy. He might have an Irish Hereditry, but he comes out in a Kilt, and with an Irish flag, and he is quietly classed as a European/British Fighter...when he is an American.

I didnt realize that Marcus was such a sore loser to rubuff Dan Hardy twice after he lost. It was close, but the third round sealed Davis into defeat without a doubt.

It wont change a thing, because technically speaking, Hardy is right. Taxonomically, Marcus Davis is not European, not even close, whether he has heratage and a nickname or not. Thats just fact...its a common trait amoung americans because their own culture lacks history for them to announce that their Hereditry (which they all have because few are native to the land pre European conquest) is actually their nationality, and its simply not True.

Thats like me claiming to be scottish just because my surname is Duff. Sure, My Grandfather was Scottish, so I have a hereditry in Scot Nobility to be precise, but I would never pass myself off as being a Scot, and I would only wear my Clans Tartan at an important occasion. Infact, to date I have never worn the Kilt...I might do for the first time next year at my Sisters Wedding...but that reflects Family Tradition, not my nationality.

Hardy is right, and he backed it up, and Marcus Davis should have reacted better.
Cain Velasquez is as Mexican as Davis is Irish, yet nobody knocks him for boasting of his Mexican heritage. Cain was born in the states to an immigrant father, yet he has Mexican flag gloves and carries the Mexican flag coming in. Is anybody going to start knocking him for doing the same thing? Maybe they should...
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Cain Velasquez is as Mexican as Davis is Irish, yet nobody knocks him for boasting of his Mexican heritage. Cain was born in the states to an immigrant father, yet he has Mexican flag gloves and carries the Mexican flag coming in. Is anybody going to start knocking him for doing the same thing? Maybe they should...
Think very carefully and tell me what Cain Valasquez has, that Marcus Davis does not.

I illustrate my point.

Marcus O'Brian would get away with it...

Also...forgive me for being Technical...but firstly, if Cain was born to an immigrant, that means his Father was not an American Citizen...it means Cain can honnestly say by rights that he wasnt born to an American Family. Secondly, Cain is only one Generation removed from his Heratage...how far back do you have to go with Davis to find an Irish Citizen? Three...Four...most likely...possibly further back then that...is there a living member of his Family who IS Irish? If his Parents are, then I retract the latter.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:35 PM
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and when i read the thread title, i was expecting Hardy to thank the judges who gave him a gift!
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