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Former UFC welterweight Marcus Davis was in action last night in his spiritual home of Ireland as he took on Mark Casserley for the ISKA Light Cruiserweight kickboxing title. Davis looked tentative early and in the end fell victim to the huge reach of his foe after absorbing a huge head kick which put him out for the count.

The Irish Hand Grenade, at one point racking up an incredible eleven fight winning streak in mma, suffered inconsistent results at the end of his UFC run and was eventually dropped after a knockout loss against Jeremy Stephens at UFC 125.

Davis left the following message via Facebook after the fight which perfectly sums up his sombre mood at this late stage of his career.

Sorry all.. Im just not pulling the trigger like I did even 5 years ago. I have days in the gym where i cant be touched but days where I’m lethargic. Consistency is key to being a professional fighter. My reactions have slowed. I’m not going to make my decision now until I am with my family but this wouldn’t have happened 10-5 years ago. Time I think has caught up with me. I will be with my wife tomorrow and we will discuss my career. From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone who has ever supported me… God blessMarcus Davis

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