C.B. Dollaway Says UFC Fight Night 41 Bout Was a Wise Investment
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.16.2014
He's getting closer to the top...
C.B. Dollaway spoke with MMAjunkie about his win over Francis Carmont at UFC Fight Night 41 and more. Check out the highlights:
On the Carmont fight helping his pay scale: "Things are moving in the right direction. I took a gamble by going there, and it paid off. It looks like I'll be getting a pretty good raise, and things are moving in the right direction. I'm going to be fighting more of the top echelon guys, too. With that money comes tougher opponents and bigger fights."
On his goal of making $50,000 to $60,000 per fight: "Some of the numbers that I've heard sound pretty good, so obviously not exactly where I want to be, but it's better than the situation I'm in. Win a couple more fights, and I can be right there. That's another thing, you set up how you move up the ladder. It's all negotiation, so I'm lucky I have a good agent."
On who he wants to face next: "I think Tim Kennedy is probably going to need a fight. I think I match up with him well; I think strategically, it would be a good fight for me to move toward that title. At this point, you have to pick the right fights and maneuver yourself in the position to get a shot....I originally thought the matchup that was going to be made was Tim vs. Gegard, but I've heard Gegard may be fighting someone else now. I'm not sure who, but it's probably not going to be Tim Kennedy."
On Kennedy: "Tim likes to take guys down – it's no secret. I think I'm one of those guys that he's not going to be able to just take down. He's not going to control where the fight's at. He's got good standup, and I've been improving mine, and I think I can hang with him on the feet and make it an exciting fight."