Marcus Davis said cutting to lightweight almost killed him

Did you know there’s a dude on Dead Island named Marcus Davis? Yep, Irish accent and all. You have to help him fix some generators so the survivors can power up the lighthouse to signal for help. Is this Marcus Davis character a coincidence, or are the developers of the sleeper hit game huge fans of the Irish Hand Grenade? We may never know the truth, but one thing I can take away from my Dead Island experience is a healthy respect for Oleander and a constant need for snacking.

Ironically, the real Marcus Davis has been feeling a bit like a zombie lately due to his massive weight cuts. His journey into lightweight almost went deadly the last time he hit the 155 mark. Marcus decided to share his tale on MMAWeekly Radio.

“It’s kind of scary to say this but that fight almost killed me, making that weight,” Davis told MMAWeekly Radio recently. “I had a really, really, really bad time and I still made the weight, but I’ll never, ever be able to do that again.”

“After that, I think I was all the way down to 154 when I ended up weighing in and that fight was on a Friday. That Monday I was 207, so it had nothing to do with my overeating. It had to do with my body freaked out and thought that I might torture it again like that so it just held onto everything.”

“Saying it was a hard cut to go to 155 is one thing, but you know I fought Pete Spratt about eight weeks later and I had difficulty making 170. What was weird was I followed the same routine cause I got into panic mode cause I wasn’t losing any weight, so I went to my 155-pound diet and my body still wouldn’t let that weight go. I had a really tough time with those two fights.”

“I honestly don’t think my body would allow me to do it, and if I did, I wouldn’t want to know what it could do to my health in the long run. I made a promise to my wife that I wasn’t going to do that again.”


Published on October 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm
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