"Chris Lytle and I want to fight each other," Davis said at the time. "He's expressed that he wants to fight me. I've expressed that I want to fight him.Call me crazy, but aren't these guys mixed martial arts fighters? Sure, stupid fans cry and moan when fights go to the ground, but if these guys are vowing not to go to the ground, they should just have a boxing match!
"We like each other, we respect each other, but we want to have that fight. And my pitch to Chris is, 'The first guy that starts grappling is a pussy, so let's not do that. Let's just stand up and just beat the hell out of each other. If we get in a clinching scenario, and somebody wants to throw somebody or whatever, go ahead and do it. But let's not try to finish it on the ground. Let's stand up, and let's bang it out.'"
Talk like this sets a bad tone for the sport, because the whole point of mixed martial arts is to use a variety of skills to neutralize and defeat your opponent - not to do what will get some cheers from a blood-thirsty crowd.