Ricardo Lamas Discusses Saturday’s Title Bout With Jose Aldo
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.30.2014
He wants to prove that he is the best…
- Ricardo Lamas recently spoke about challenging Jose Aldo on Saturday for the UFC Featherweight Title. Here are the highlights…
On Proving Himself: "I don't care if I have to beat him 100 times to prove I'm the best. I'll do it. I'm going to go take what's mine and if I have to give him a rematch, I'll do it."
On Having to Wait For The Fight: "It's frustrating, but I think the wait played out well for me," Lamas said. "It kind of made me hungrier. I want to get back in there. I've been out for a long time and I just want to go perform again. I want to be under that spotlight in front of thousands of people doing my thing, and that's going to happen on Saturday."
On Fighting as His Job: "This is my job, and whether I have a fight lined up or not, I'm in the gym every day," Lamas said. "This is my career. I take it very seriously, so I don't need any extra motivation to go train."
On Battling Aldo's Leg Kicks: "I kind of changed my stance up a little bit," Lamas explained. "(I) forced my lead foot pointing outwards, so that if he does throw that kick, all I have to do is lift my leg a little bit to check it instead of turning and lifting my leg. I'm going to be looking to check his kicks. If he throws a few kicks and I check them, I don't think he's going to throw them anymore."