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Marcus Davis just won’t quit with this master plan he and Chris Lytle have concocted. While it seems to be Davis who’s always talking about it, the agreement is that they will both stand and bang it out at UFC 93, and Davis is confident that this will result in a fight of epic proportions:
"Chris and I have spoken a number of times about this fight and we know the opportunity that it gives us," Davis told Eurosport-Yahoo! "That’s why we were so desperate to get it organised."
"We’re aiming for more than just Fight of the Night," Davis went on. "We think our styles and the way we fight match up really, really well and that this fight could potentially project us into a sort of legendary status. …I want to be remembered in this sport, and this fight is my chance to make sure that happens."
"The people of Ireland, the fans who come and watch and those who watch this fight on television, they are going to see two guys putting it all on the line; two guys who have agreed to go out there and punch each other as many times and as hard as possible.”
It’s great that Davis and Lytle are so intent on creating an exciting fight for the fans, but a part of me wonders whether agreeing to slug it out is really a recipe for such an epic fight all on its own. Isn’t that the basic premise of a kickboxing match? They certainly don’t all turn out to be timeless gems.
The way Davis is hyping this thing, I hope it lives up to his expectations. When two guys come in with an agreed upon game plan, though, it seems equally likely that things could just get weird. Or one of them could come right out, catch a hard shot on the chin in the opening minutes, and get knocked out for the first time in their respective MMA careers. Which would be a satisfying ending if only Davis hadn’t promised us the world.
Kind of like "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold." Not a bad film, but under the crushing weight of expectations following the original "City Slickers," it seemed like a letdown. Not to mention, Jon Lovitz as Billy Crystal’s brother? Come the fuck on, know what I’m saying?