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Around this time, most would have given up on fighting and considered getting an office job somewhere.

“Pretty much,” said Davis, who finally healed up and told the UFC that he wanted a fight. He got one in Welsh phenom Jones, a two-division Cage Warriors champ making his UFC debut.

“They give me that Mason Jones kid and I said, I don’t care, let’s go.”

And here we are. Actually, there’s one more kick to 2020 for Davis, who went back to his home state of New York for the holidays, hoping to see some snow.

“They had a blizzard on Tuesday, but then all of a sudden the weather got really warm and melted all the snow.”

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At this point, he has to laugh.

“I try to not say my 2020 was terrible, but honestly, it was really bad.”

At least he made it through, and now he’s got a fight with a lot of eyeballs on it and the chance to secure his first winning streak as a UFC fighter with a victory in Abu Dhabi.

“I’m looking forward to 2021 starting off really nice,” the 28-year-old said. “I get a fight, I get to travel to a place I’ve never been, it’s all-inclusive, so it’s really, really nice. And I’m very thankful for the opportunity to go against a game opponent like Mason Jones. It’s pretty cool.”


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