Mike Pierce Says He Plans to get off the Preliminary Card
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.01.2013
Hopefully after his next fight...
Mike Pierce recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 29. Check out the highlights:
On being stuck on the preliminary card: "I know that some of my fights in the past have been a little slow, and haven't been the most exciting, which I get. They want to see the guys that have the fights that are more exciting. But I think in the last few fights, I've had fights that had finishes that were more dramatic and what people want to see."
On getting booed by crowds: "None of that stuff bothers me, and if anything, it will make me smile when they get all upset when I walk down the aisle to the cage."
On trying to be more exciting: "Still doing the stuff that works, but also finding those opportunities to really take a risk and look for those finishes. It's a great opportunity to prove my point, to finish Palhares and prove that I'm a main-card guy."
On his goal beyond that: "The only thing I care about now is Palhares, and then after that, I'll call out another guy, and hopefully, I'll get that one."
On Palhares' stamina: "If it does go the distance, I see him fading quickly ... because I know he doesn't have a whole lot of cardio. I've always liked leglocks, anyway. When I first started learning jiu-jitsu, I absolutely hated them because I was so preoccupied with what was going on with my upper body and making sure my arms were in the right place that I'd forget my legs, and then my jiu-jitsu coach would snatch up a leg and that would be it."