It is time for the UFC to give Marcus Davis a shot at being a contender. The guy is too talented to be wasted on the back end of cards, taking on lesser fighters. He deserves a chance to put himself into the title picture by facing a welterweight contender. Some names that would make sense: Diego Sanchez, Jon Fitch, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Karo Parisyan.
He has fought six times in the past two years (winning five, with stoppages in each). You are pretty much guaranteed to get an entertaining fight out of him.
I don't see why "The Irish Hand Grenade" does not deserve a chance to go head-to-head with the presumed top guys. Instead, it seems likely he will be matched up with Chris Lytle. Another mid-card fight with another mid-card fighter.