Clay Guida Talks About His Fight With Tatsuya Kawajiri at UFC Fight Night 39
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.09.2014
Plus his work with high school kids...
Clay Guida recently spoke about his fight with Tatsuya Kawajiri at UFC Fight Night 39 and more. Check out the highlights:
On his school wrestling days: "We had a great season back in Chicago. We set, I believe, three Illinois state records. We had nine state finalists. Unfortunately, we only got five state champs, which is still an Illinois state record. We won our seventh consecutive state title as a team, and then we won our 12th state title overall as a school, which is special to be part of."
On working with Montini Catholic High School: "These kids are awesome, and they motivate me in my training. Getting these kids to buy into the system is what it's all about."
On his mindset for fighting Kawajiri: "I've thought about that already. I kind of have the same mindset as when I fought Gomi. I thought about all that in the training, and once we get in there, it's whatever. [Kawajiri] is a guy I looked up to in Shooto when I got to fight in Shooto. We weighed in in this little office, and he was there. Gomi was there. These guys are looking at me and I'm like, ‘Check it out! They're at the weigh-ins! This is totally cool! It's been cool to follow him in his career and put him on my list. I'm going to get my hand raised and get a ‘W.' I think at one point he was ranked maybe one of the top in the world way back when."