Darren Elkins Wants A Featherweight Title Fight
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.30.2013
And top-10 ranked opponents...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Darren Elkins (17-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) said that he wants more opponents ranked in the top ten for the featherweight division. Here are the highlights...
On how he can get a title shot: "I think I'll need a top-10 guy, maybe one or two of them, and then I'll be in the (title) talk."
On losing to Chad Mendes on short notice at UFC on FOX 7: "That was a circumstance (with Mendes) that I didn't have a full camp, but man, the reward was going to be so great if I won that one. So I'd like to say, 'I won't be doing any more of those,' but I can't say no. Those fights come up, and sometimes, you're a fighter, and if they call you to do a job, you've got to do a job. Hopefully, I get a full camp, and that's the expectation. But sometimes, it doesn't always work that way."
On his training: "I don't train with a whole lot of people. I've trained with Lamas a little bit, but we don't train on a regular basis. If we've got to fight, I'll do what I have to do."