“I think it’s amazing,” Davis said. “I think the UFC is definitely the toughest sport in the world right now. He’s definitely grown up at a rapid pace and seeing what the UFC does for communities is inspiring. It makes people want to get more into the UFC; it makes people want to work harder so that we can help our communities.
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As well as fighting the best flyweight competition on Earth, Davis will no doubt challenge Derrick Lewis for the “Proudest Houstonian” crown at the UFC on the day he gets the call, but those fights come with a great amount of heart and skill.
Her community work has always, always will come naturally.
“I’m an EMT from Houston so what I do is whoever calls for help, man, that’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a kid,” Davis said. “My father was a firefighter, my brother is in HPD; we’re kind of a family of first responders so I continued with the EMS route.
The flyweight of Fury FC admits he not only watched Poirier receive the top Forrest Griffin award, but the people’s lightweight division champion also inspired his career, both in and out of the cage.
“Dustin is a great motivator for me,” said Davis. “Other than his fighting skills man he’s a dog and seeing what he’s done with where he was born and raised I really want to do it for Houston because Houston has been through a lot. . “
The things Davis saw before made him cry, stayed with him long afterward, and resumed his weekends for a long time, but it’s not in his nature to stop now. There are just too many people who need help for Davis to go away just because things can be less mentally taxing in MMA.
No matter how hard he can climb in the sport he loves, the 23-year-old will always be a part of the Houston Emergency Response Team in one way or another, as will Stipe Miocic. and Chris Daukaus, who still give a lot to their communities as a firefighter and a police officer, respectively.