Takeya Mizugaki Says He's Looking For a Third Staight Win at UFC Fight Night 27
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.26.2013
He wants to build his momentum...
Takeya Mizugaki recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Erik Perez at UFC Fight Night 27. Check out the highlights:
On winning his second fight in a row: "I tried to win back-to-back (fights) ever since I signed with Zuffa, and I finally got it. I'll use this momentum, and I feel like I need to keep this momentum going. In terms of Perez, I'm not really worried about his skills. I'm just worried about my fight."
On why the UFC paired him with Perez: "I know Erik is the (UFC's) first Mexican fighter and he's won three times in a row, so of course it makes sense for the UFC to push him. But remember, I've been fighting for Zuffa for five years, and I've faced other top contenders. When I got a call about this fight, I felt like maybe the UFC is putting me against Perez to actually measure Perez's real ability."
On hoping to get UFC officials to see him in a new light: "Both myself and Perez don't have a top 10 UFC ranking. I feel like I need to win this, and then in the next fight, I need to fight and beat a top 10 fighter to get into title contention."