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Marcus Davis Learned Nothing From the Frank Mir Death Threat Controversy


(Uh-oh.)

Yeah, that’s Marcus Davis on Twitter, publicly stating that he hopes Dan Hardy dies of AIDS.  And yes, it does appear to be his official Twitter account and not a fake.  He has over 10,000 followers, links to his official website, mentions biographically correct information about himself from time to time, misspells a few words but not so many that it could be an attempt at humor, and for the most part remains just as tedious as most MMA fighters on Twitter.  In other words, if it’s a fake the guy has been playing it really cool up until now.  If that was all a ruse just to make this one AIDS comment and blow his cover, we’re going to have to say that he just wasted a lot of time.

The comment was made in response to a fan (BIGfield948, who we assume is still pissed that Bigfield69 was taken) after he expressed a desire to see Davis/Hardy II in the U.K.  The missive you see above is Davis’s response, so it’s not as if this was taken somehow out of context.  The question is, if we accept that this is really Marcus Davis and he really did say that he hopes Hardy dies of AIDS, what conclusions can we jump to in an irresponsible, reactionary fashion?


1. Davis’s understanding of AIDS is stuck in 1993
Look "Irish Hand Grenade," AIDS is no longer the death sentence it used to be (unless you’re poor. Or you live in Africa, in which case you are poor).  If you are a somewhat rich, somewhat high-profile athlete like Hardy, there’s plenty of reason to be optimistic.  Granted, Hardy isn’t Magic Johnson, so he probably wouldn’t live with the disease indefinitely, but it’s not unrealistic to think he could make it another twenty years, which is more than enough time to write a reflective memoir and still live to see it become a movie.  Though in fairness, Davis didn’t specify when he wanted Hardy to die of AIDS.  Maybe he’d be okay with Hardy dying after a protracted, but inspiring battle.

2. Davis either didn’t hear about, or got the completely wrong message from the Frank Mir controversy
If UFC fighters learned anything by checking their employer’s website last week, it’s that threatening to kill another UFC employee is frowned upon by management.  Since Davis is internet-savvy enough to have a Twitter account, we’re guessing he heard about that little dust-up.  Is it possible then that he decided this would be a good way to get his name back in the news?  Only if he seriously overestimates his value to the UFC right now.  Mir they have to hold on to no matter what, at least for a few more months.  Davis is far more expendable.

3. Davis has given up all hope that he might actually beat Hardy in an MMA bout
It used to be that when Davis talked about his British foe, it was always the same line about how he feels he deserved that decision and can’t wait for another chance to smash his face in.  But after he got KO’d by Ben Saunders while Hardy earned himself a title shot, it’s possible that reality has since set in and Davis now realizes that a deadly STD is his only hope for revenge. 

That’s some sad stuff, right there.  It’s one thing to wish herpes on someone.  We’ve all been there.  AIDS, though?  Not even HIV, but full-blown AIDS?  That comment was made by a man who is hurting bad on the inside.  That’s why we offer not our scorn, but merely our pity.   

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Dizzylittlelord- March 3, 2010 at 4:31 am
i think its the danes, lets hope the "horsemeat" injecting-- i mean eating- bastards cant track me down
Walrus- March 2, 2010 at 8:04 am
Yea, well...

It would be nice if Hardy died from aids.
DAN THE VIKING- March 2, 2010 at 7:19 am
Aids? Like athletic aids? Oh, so now hes on STEROIDS too? tsk tsk I knew all brits were un-trustworthy stinky bad toothed greasy haired scum filled wife beating liars. I just knew it. Wait, or is that the Danes?
Wrye Bash- March 2, 2010 at 6:07 am
@El Faggo
U mad?
ReX13- March 2, 2010 at 5:46 am
the Borch>> that's Hades.
Chri534.- March 2, 2010 at 12:34 am
I think you missed this one completely.

Did you not consider that maybe the comment was a relevant attempt to detract attention from Mir's comments? Are you not able to differentiate between the ramifications caused by saying they want to kill their opponent in an actual mma match compared to those caused by saying that they hope some guy dies of aids?
mma samurai- March 2, 2010 at 12:33 am
Warning! Warning! Fake apology alert! I'm looking into my crystal ball and I see Davis pulling a Mir after a spanking by DW and "retracting" above statement.
Dizzylittlelord- March 1, 2010 at 8:43 pm
hell hes going to get raped by gsp anyway, if you want to give him some killer aids give him to chael sonnen-- hes got aids right-- can you imagine, political aids, aids that litteraly bores you till you die
Lysol- March 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Props on the Family Guy reference.
Harry Nips- March 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm
He makes dying of AIDS sound like such a bad thing. He should really focus on all the fun Hardy's gonna have contracting it thru an insane amount of butt sex w/ Paul Daley.
El Guapo- March 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm
Correction. Teenage, inbred, piece of shit redneck. Forgot the teenage part. Carry on, Cleetus, carry on.
El Guapo- March 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm
Can a white person even pull the race card? I thought only dirty mexicans and black ass black people could?? Not sure why I'm even explaining myself to an inbred, piece of shit redneck(am I right or am I right?)anyway, but still..

Props on the El Faggo nickname. Meth must've made you a f'kn creative genius somehow. That was brilliant.
Sabado Gigante- March 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm
Maybe he is indirectly telling us that he gave Hardy some of his own aids
robthom- March 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm
I love it!

I always liked Davis. Mostly because he's "Irish", but he also just seems cool in that Boston way.

Wicked awesome!

I just wish he could have been more than a gatekeeper.
But the world needs gatekeepers too.
PurplePickle- March 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm
I'm pretty sure he is hinting that he wants Hardy to die from raw butt sex. Not 100% on that, but pretty sure that's his angle.

GroundFighterMMA- March 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm
If nothing else we know that Davis dosent read Cagepotato, or heed its worldly advice.
Nut Puncher 9000- March 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm
So THATS how he paid him back for all the shit talking/Photoshopping before their fight.
Wrye Bash- March 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm
El Faggo pulls the race card. Faggot. I hope you die of GRIDS.
El Guapo- March 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Did Brock write this article? Let me get this straight- If everybody in Africa is poor, does that make everybody in the US rich?? 'Cause if so, that American of African descent I drove past on the way to work this morning didn't get the memo..

Unless he was looking for the memo in the trashcan he was digging through. Looked like he was digging for recycables, but I could be wrong.
theBorch- March 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm
CP I present option #4:

4. Davis although misspelling it is actually referring to "Aides" and is far more clever than we'd all like to think

Back when Davis was still in grade school they taught on subjects like Greek Mythology and Literature other than the latest Obama-sing-along (political bias is now public). Since hearing of these fables Davis has had a fascination that far outreaches that of many grown men, whereas most men will wish death upon a foe by means of spinal damage or death by geometry, Davis is now studying ancient scripts to summon the Greek god of the underworld to come and take Hardy's soul (sans-mohawk as they are not permitted in the underworld dress code) leaving nothing but a pale shell of man for Davis to fight himself.

Certain persons suggest that GSP may in fact himself be a Greek god reincarnate.

I'm just sayin'....it's possible right? o.O
bpd- March 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm
I think it was a typo and he wants Hardy to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, not knowing how it works.
Nealio- March 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm
I think Marcus' statement is more along the lines of the old theater saying "break a leg". Dying from AIDS would be much much worse, therefore he is wishing him a TON of good luck against GSP. Which is a kind gesture, since Hardy will need a large amount of good luck to get out of the octagon not riding on a gurney.
Lateral Drop- March 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm
Maybe he was talking about a different Hardy? One who already has aids and is suffering greatly, so Marcus wishes he would die of it already to end his torture.

Maybe Marcus is a supporter of euthanasia?
adk16- March 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm
FIRST!! FIRST TIME EVER
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