“I’m really happy to be with Bellator and I like the direction it is headed with Scott Coker,” Davis told MMAWeekly.com. “I’m happy that I’m 2-0 (in the company) now and am looking to move forward in the division.”
While Davis was able to defeat Troy Bogguess and Zeilton Rodrigues in Bellator last year, he feels there’s still a way to go before he can start competing at his peak ability.
“I got a finish in the first round in my first fight and in my last fight I pretty much dominated, but my performance wasn’t great (in either),” said Davis.
“I feel like if you’re not getting better you’re getting worse, so I’m always trying to get better. There are holes in everyone’s game, so you’ve got to keep trying to tighten those up and improve at what you’re not good at.”
For his third fight in Bellator, Davis (22-6) will take on fellow vet Hideo Tokoro (32-27-2) in Thackerville, Okla., on Friday.
“He’s a tough veteran with over 60 fights, so anytime you’re fighting somebody with that much experience it’s going to be hard to rattle him or finish off a guy like that,” Davis said of Tokoro. “I’m expecting a tough fight and I’ve trained accordingly. I’ve trained for the worst-case scenario.
“I feel like I’m going to be too much for him. I feel I’m going to be physically and mentally stronger and nobody is going to be able to stop me right now.”
While Davis has a lot of respect for Tokoro, he can’t let that get in the way of going out and taking his third straight victory.
“The fact that (Tokoro) has so much experience is a good gauge and is a good name to have on my record,” said Davis. “I like the idea that I get to fight a veteran and someone who has done so much in the sport, but when it all comes down to it, he’s just another guy that I’ve got to dominate and win the fight.”
Not content to just win in Bellator, Davis is looking for gold with the company in 2015.
“By year’s end I want to have the belt,” he said. “My goal for 2015 is become the Bellator world champ. That’s the only goal I have in mind.”