Tarec Saffiedine Says Hyun Gyu Lim May Be Unknown But Is a Worthy Opponent
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.02.2014
They face at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 34 event…
- Tarec Saffiedine recently spoke about Saturday's fight with Hyun Gyu Lim. Here are the highlights…
On Starting Over in The UFC: "In my heart, I'm still the Strikeforce champion. But I had to put that aside and just focus on the future. Now, I'm in the UFC, and I need to focus on that and get the win. I need to get another mindset."
On Going From Facing Jake Ellenberger to Hyun Gyu Lim: "Obviously, I was really excited to fight Jake," he said. "Jake is a big name, and I think it would have been a great fight. But I don't underestimate Lim, and I'm excited to face somebody like him. "I think if you look at it another way, like, every win in the UFC is a step forward," he later added. "And Lim is a good fighter. Even though he's unknown, he's a good fighter, and I believe a win over him puts me back on top."
On What He Knows Of Hyun Gyu Lim: "His guard is really low. He's not afraid of getting punched, I guess. I think it can be a strong point, but also a weak point. And I don't know if he can go five rounds. We'll see how his cardio is."