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.
In the past two years he has fought 6 times (winning 5 with stoppages in each). You are pretty much guaranteed to get an entertaining fight out of him. I don't see why he 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.