Marcus Davis - BellatorWhen Marcus Davis suffered a knockout loss to Jeremy Stephens in 2011 and was cut by the UFC, it looked like the end of the road for “The Irish Hand Grenade”. However, a little more than two years later Davis is still trucking along at the age of 39. In fact, he’s won four of his last five fights with a Split Decision loss as the only blemish and could boost his stock even more tonight at Bellator 93 where he’ll face Waachim Spiritwolf.

Of course, Davis knows his run in the ring has come with a price, telling MMAJunkie he sees his decision to put his body through the rigors of being a professional fighter as a necessary evil.

“If you think all those fights haven’t shortened my life span…I’m a realist. But it’s no different than somebody’s choice to pick up a cigarette and smoke, or pick up a beer and drink and kill some brain cells,” admitted the 21-9 Davis. “My choice was that I am on this earth to fight. I chose MMA to be the business that I was involved in. That’s how I cared for my family. I accept the fact that this is what I’ve done, and I don’t want to change a damn thing about it.”

Davis also went on to explain he wants to fight at least a few more times in 2013 but doesn’t plan to be part of Bellator’s tournament structure.