Two fighters who’s future in the UFC has at times been uncertain have now signed new deals with the promotion.
Last week Marcus Davis put pen to paper on a new four fight extension to his contract. It comes after Davis lost his last two bouts, against Dan Hardy and Ben Saunders which put his long-term future in the UFC in doubt.
Despite the extension the 36 year old will still have to get back to winning ways quickly if he wants to see out the full term of his contact. In his last fight against Saunders he appeared to come in with a flawed gameplan, and suffered the consequences when he received the first knockout loss of his career.
His next opponent was rumored by MMAmania to be another UFC veteran Phil Baroni, but Baroni himself has since denied that he has agreed to the bout in an interview with MMAweekly.
Meanwhile Kendall Grove, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 3, has signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC.
Grove’s future in the promotions middleweight division has been questioned in the past, most notably when he fought the late Evan Tanner in June 2008 after suffering two back-to-back defeats. It was widely believed that if he had lost that fight he would have been cut from the roster.
His most recent loss was to Ricardo Almedia back in August of this year at UFC 101, but he has since bounced back with a submission win over Jake Rosholt in November, taking his UFC record to 6-3.
It is not yet known who is next opponent is likely to be.