Newly crowned WEC lightweight champion
He combines speed, strength and intestinal fortitude with a solid wrestling background, and continues to hone boxing and jiu-jitsu skills. Bleacher Report had the chance to speak with the champ on everything, from his title to his future.
These guys are going to work that much harder than the first time we fought and that means I have to outwork them once again. They are gonna bring it each and every time they fight.
It's going to take a lot of hard work and being only 26 I have all the time in the world. Every time I step into the cage I want to be better than I was the time before.
A lot of fans want to see that fight happen, I know for myself, me being a fan, I want to see that fight happen as well. Those two guys went to war and they deserve an opportunity to settle their differences.
Of course he's going to be a little cocky and arrogant, we are fighters and we all are to a certain degree. I almost feel bad for him, I have never had any problems with him, he's always been a super nice guy to me.
He's an emotional guy but then again, most fighters are, we're emotional people. We fight from our heart and from our souls; when things don't go our way we can sometimes say the wrong things.
He beat up on me a bit but I had such a great time. I got to work with the man I consider to be the best pound for pound fighter in the world and at the very least, the best 155-pound fighter in the UFC.
What impressed me most was how nice he was. I got to train with
It would give our fighters a chance to show the world that we aren't B-level fighters or guys who can't cut it in the UFC. I'd be stoked if I was lucky enough or blessed enough to be part of that card.