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A.J. McKee, Joey Davis take their fights from the streets of Compton to Bellator

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — When A.J. McKee and Joey Davis take turns stepping into the cage at Anaheim’s Honda Center at Bellator 160, it won’t be the first time they’ve ever found fights on the same day in the same place.

Sure, it will mark the first time they both get paid to throw down. McKee will put his perfect 4-0 record on the line in the toughest test to date when he faces veteran Henry Corrales on the main card, while Davis makes his pro against Keith Cutrone on the undercard.

But according to McKee, fights have long since had a way of finding the duo, who have been friends since they were little kids growing up in Compton, Calif.

“Since we were kids, we were fighting,” said McKee, the son of longtime MMA fighter Antonio McKee. “We’d go to the beach and people would start talking smack to us and we’d be like ‘what’s up?’ They find us man, I swear. I think it’s me and him together. It was always the big guys, they always wanted to fight me So I was always like “Let’s get it, I’m not scared.” Joey’s like “if you’re fighting I’m fighting,” so next thing we know, we’re fighting.”

“I’ve known AJ since we’ve been in diapers,” Davis adds. “We’ve gotten into some crazy situations. I love him to death, it’s crazy that we’re here to this day, that we’re with Bellator. It’s a dream come true but we have a lot of things we want to put in that’s not done yet. I’m just happy that I get to be in this position that I get to showcase to the world my talents, and he gets to show the world his talents.”

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