MMA Rewind <<<< Episode 4

| September 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

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This weeks MMA Rewind Episode features a true hated rivalry between two of the best fighters to come out of the New England area. Two MassMMA staples to this day, both fighters embody and represent all that is MMA in this area. At the time, one was a successful MMA fighter in the area and the other known more for just his striking.

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In this weeks Episode we see Nuri Shakir fight Marcus Davis at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Ma for Eruption 1. Eruption was a one and done MMA show but featured some great fights that were matched by Mike Littlefield. Nuri at the time was merely just getting started in what would become a storied career in MMA. The 3-8 fighter had losses to Thiago Alves, Aaron Riley, Keith Wisniewski, and Steve Berger. Never shy of taking a fight anywhere against anyone, Nuri accepted a bout against successful Pro boxer and Maine native Marcus Davis. MarcusDavis was in his infancy of MMA training with a 1-1 pro record, but known as a killer on his feet! Years later Davis became world renown and built an impressive win streak in the UFC. Infuriated, Nuri began to call out Davis for a rematch to prove that he to was UFC material. The rivalry, impart is still to this day, at least in Nuri’s eyes.

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