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Don’t CalL It a Comeback, He’s Been Here for Years

| December 31, 2011 | Reply

The New Year is coming and this is the time where we often reflect on the events and happenings of the current year.  I remember ringing in 2011, and thinking back to November of 2010, where I saw L.C. Davis lose a unanimous decision to Raphael Assuncao  at WEC 52.  The loss was L.C.’s second in a row, which resulted in his subsequent release from Zuffa, Inc., which had recently announced that World Extreme Cagefighting would merge with the UFC

Davis was supposed to return to the cage at Titan FC in January of 2011, but a knee injury forced him from the bout, prior to his post-Zuffa debut.  Fortunately, L.C. was able to avoid surgery and the knee was able to heal on its own.

With his knee feeling better, the Overland Park, KS native, auditioned for Season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter, in an attempt to fight his way back on to the Zuffa roster.  He, like many other great fighters, made it to the final cut, but never got that infamous final call back.  Upon returning home from the tryouts, he was felled by a more severe knee injury, this one requiring surgery.

There is a phrase “everything is darkest before the light.”  After the above mentioned series of unfortunate events, when the light arrived, it arrived with vigor. For L.C, the trials and injuries were quickly replaced with an abundance of joys and triumphs.

In September, L.C. was blessed with the birth of his son.  The very next month, he and longtime friend and fellow fighter, Jason High, opened their own gym named High-Davis Mixed Martial Arts (HD MMA).  Davis has also signed on for his first fight back, in February 2012, which shows that good things DO come in threes.

In talking with Pure Adrenaline Radio, on December 29th, L.C. let us know that he was embracing the numerous roles (father, gym owner, trainer, coach and fighter) he has taken on and will turn all this organized chaos into what he hopes to be a quick return to Zuffa, Inc., via a UFC contract.

The future looks bright for the 16-4 featherweight who should return to the cage rested and re-focused and ready to begin what should be the prime of his career.

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