LC Davis is one of the best unsigned featherweight prospects today and has been in negotiations with World Extreme Cagefighting and Affliction. Davis confirmed exclusively to MMAWeekly.com that he has signed a contract with Affliction. The IFL veteran agreed to a non-exclusive three-fight deal that will span a one-year period.
"I decided to go with Affliction mainly for three reasons," explained Davis. "First, they offered a non-exclusive contract that would allow me to stay active and allow me to jump on big opportunities that may arise. Second, they offered me a one-year deal and weren't trying to lock me in forever like some other companies. Last, the money was way better. I feel Affliction is making the right steps to become a great promotion."
Davis left a full-time job to pursue his dream. The Kansas City resident wanted to take his career to the next level and made the decision to move to Bettendorf, Iowa, home to Miletich Fighting Systems.
"I doubted myself and doubted if it was something that I wanted to do," revealed Davis. "All of my family and friends believed in me and told me that 'if you want something, go get it.' They all talked me into going after my dream so I did it."
Davis' hard work and training almost came to fruition when he faced International Fight League featherweight champion Wagnney Fabiano Santos late last year. Unfortunately, his title shot was cut short when he succumbed to an armbar from the Brazilian. The setback was a learning experience for Davis, who suffered the first professional loss of his career.
Since his defeat to Fabiano, Davis rebounded with an impressive knockout victory over Rafael Dias in his final IFL appearance. He became a free agent following the organization's demise this year. Davis has been staying busy with training and plans on taking a few fights in smaller organizations to stay sharp.
ConQuest Fighting Championship, an upstart organization, recently signed Davis to headline its inaugural show this Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The Miletich fighter is scheduled to take on Josh Bernal in the main event. PatMiletich, Josh Neer and Jeff Perez will be on hand to corner Davis.
"My training for this fight went great. I was able to pretty much stay injury free and I'm in really good shape. Having the long layoff allowed me to focus on my technique so I've definitely made some improvements; my goal from the start was to improve with every fight."
Josh Bernal is a Team K2L fighter who cross-trains with American Top Team and is undefeated after six professional matches.
"I think he's a young, hungry up-and-coming fighter, but he's not on my level yet. I plan on showing him that Sept. 27," commented Davis.
LC Davis is expected to make his debut with Affliction at their second show in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 17.
"You can expect to see me on an Affliction card early next year. Thanks for all the love and support. Stay tuned because 2009 will be a big year for LC Davis."