Clay Guida Speaks on Fighting at Home for the First Time in Years at UFC on Fox 6
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 11.28.2012
Guida fights close to home for the first time in over seven years...
MMAjunkie spoke with Clay Guida (29-13, MMA; 9-7, UFC) who faces Hatsu Hioki (26-5-2, MMA; 2-1, UFC) at UFC on Fox 6 on January 26, 2013. It will be the first time in Guida's UFC career that he fights in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois:
Regarding his possible entrance song choice which he will not reveal: "I think about it all the time."
How he has fought all around the world in many places but Chicago: "I haven't really been around here (for my fights). It's been East Coast, West Coast, Ireland – when I fought in Shooto, I was in Tokyo. It's been a fun road, but it'll be cool to be back home in the Chicago winter."
His feelings on being able to fight in Chicago again: "To be able to compete at the house that (Michael) Jordan built is incredible. It's really going to be a very successful evening, to have my family here and people from the Midwest. Chicago's a great place – thousands of fans are going to pack this place. They're going to drive in from all over. You're going to get fans from Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin. I'm very excited to get out there and fight in sweet home Chicago. They call it 'The Madhouse' when the Blackhawks and Bulls play there, but (fans) are going to see the true definition of madhouse. Once those lights go down, it's going to come unglued."