Ricardo Tirloni Discusses His Bellator 101 Fight With Rich Clementi
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.25.2013
Says it will be a real fight…
- Ricardo Tirloni recently spoke about fighting Rich Clementi at Bellator 101. Here are the highlights…
On The Chance to Fight Clementi: "I used to watch him on TV – I've watched many of his fights," Tirloni said of Clementi. "That makes me very excited for this fight. If I beat him, I'll be beating someone with victories over many great opponents. I prefer fights like this. I prefer to face name opponents, as opposed to unknowns. I think all the elements are there for this to be an active fight. I don't enjoy being part of a boring fight. I was very happy when this was booked. He has 45 victories. I lost track of how many good fighters he's beaten."
On His Mindset Going Into The Fight: "I believe he's gone through almost everything," he said. "But he hasn't gone through everything, because he hasn't gone through me. All is in place for this to be the best fight of the night."
On This Being a Real Fight: "I'm going in with a different mindset," he said. "I had been fighting too technically. Not this time. As soon the cage door closes, we're in a real fight. Let's see who can take the most punishment within 15 minutes. I'm not in this sport simply to put on entertaining bouts. I'm here to fight to the utmost of my ability. As we say here in Brazil, 'foda-se' ('f--k it'). We're banging as soon as the cage door closes."