UFC fighter Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis is the trifecta—smart, beautiful, and a bona fide ass-kicker. Check out the sexy Canadian’s upcoming UFC 161 fight on Pay-Per-View this weekend.
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How did you get your nickname?
I actually got my nickname from training in Florida. I grew up being called Ally by my friends and family, and once my friend Sam from California learned this, she started calling me Ally-Gator after the Florida gator.
You're from Canada; do American men have a chance with you?
Sorry, not a chance, I'm in love with a man from Brazil!
What kind of guy do you look for?
Someone who can keep up with my busy schedule. I look for a guy who stays in good shape, with a strong personality. It's hard to be a strong female; I like a guy who can hold their own and I can't beat up!
What's your workout routine?
Eat, sleep, train, and then train some more! I like to start my day off early; I'm up at 5:30 every morning for a run. Following some much-needed coffee and breakfast, it’s off to strength and conditioning. Then it's all about finding the balance (depending on my opponent's strengths) between wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai. I started to add more yoga into my routine as well. I usually try to hit it two to three times a week.
Do you recommend it for men too?
I recommend yoga for everyone. It doesn't matter if you’re older, younger, male, or female. I think yoga is great for both your mind and body. It was actually my boyfriend who introduced me to it.
Who do you want to fight next? Ronda Rousey? Cyborg Santos?
Haha! Ronda, of course. She's the reigning champion, and I want that belt. But she may be a little tied up with TUF [“The Ultimate Fighter”] series, so I'll just have to wait and see who the UFC has planned next for me.
What was the last thing you had to apologize for?
The last thing was probably burning dinner. With constant training and with little free time during the day, sometimes I try to multitask too much. I'll be trying to cook dinner while doing three other things. But I'm lucky; I do most of the cooking so my boyfriend never complains and says it taste good anyways.
What’s your favorite curse word?
Fudge! As I train in a lot of different places that teach children, I try to use it as my replacement for…another word along those lines. But sometimes I've been known for slipping up while practicing Muay Thai padwork!
What’s the worst hangover you’ve ever had?
I hardly ever drink. I maybe have one after my fight but that's about it. I'm a lightweight, I could get a hangover from eating too much junk food!
What was your first car?
A white Sunfire. I saved up all my money from babysitting and small jobs until I could pay for my own car. My parents believed if you had to work for something you would appreciate it more.
Do you have a scar that tells a story?
I have a scar from my appendix. Which wouldn't have been so bad, but I'm pretty stubborn, and I was convinced, "This is nothing, I'm sure it will just go away." I went on for almost a week like that, barely eating anything. Then New Year’s Eve hit, and all my friends were calling, asking me to come out. I debated for a while, but decided I'd wait to see how I felt after trying to eat something. Then it hit! I was in the worst pain in my life. And my family said, “That's it! You’re going to the hospital!” I still remember driving to the hospital saying, "I think I'm feeling better, maybe we should just go home." And a couple hours later, I was in surgery, and my appendix burst. I had to stay another week in the hospital to get all the toxins out of my body, with a cut about two inches long in my side. And I still have the scar to this day.
Do you have a party trick?
Hmm…. I don't really think I have one. But my brother lost part of his index finger by a table saw, and now he shoves his finger up his nose to freak people out because it looks like he can touch his brain! Yeah, we're a little weird in my family.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
A triple-decker burger in this little restaurant in Fresno, California. After one of my fights fell through, myself and a few other fighters and management went out for dinner. On the menu, they advertised this gigantic burger. So of course being competitive, me and two other fighters decide to take on the challenge, since we were already set for making weight and there was no fight. We were pretty hungry. I may not have won in the time limit, but I finished and won $50 and a free dinner from one of my friends. And it was a pretty good burger.
What’s the one thing to remember in a fist fight?
Keep your hands up, and hit first!
Who was the last person to see you naked?
My boyfriend. He's Brazilian, he's a surfer, and holds two black belts. I'm a lucky girl. Best thing to wake up to in the morning! If he could just learn to cook, I'd be set.
Finish this sentence: If I ruled the world for a day, I would…
I'd love to say the obvious, like world peace, but that may take a little longer to accomplish than a day. But I would make all overly paid government politicians take a pay cut and put it to something more useful, like the school system or health care.
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