Colton Smith Says Michael Chiesa Doesn't Pose An Issue To Him
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.01.2013
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Colton Smith (3-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) said that Michael Chiesa (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) doesn't pose much of an issue for him at a technical level. The two will fight at UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3. The event takes place at Fort Campbell, Kentucky next Wednesday. Smith is making his lightweight debut.
On fighting for the troops: "I'm extremely blessed to be able to fight in front of the troops. I would rather fight in front of the troops in a shed than be on the biggest pay-per-view card that the UFC could put out. I don't care about that crap. I care about fighting in front of the troops. This is an awesome experience."
On fighting Michael Chiesa: "Michael Chiesa, I don't think technically he poses too much of an issue for me. I believe his heart and his drive and his determination is his 'X' factor. I welcome that. It's going to be a great fight."
On his improvements: "I've vastly improved. I had a real training camp. I forgot what a real training camp was. This time around the Army allowed me to go to Jackson's and train out there with Greg and Mike Winkeljohn, so hopefully things are going to be a lot different this time around. I'm excited about the drop to 155. I'm excited to put my hands on him and show the new skills."