Soa Palelei Says He’s Ready to Go in Deep Waters Against Jared Rosholt
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.25.2014
They fight at UFC Fight Night 43…
MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed UFC heavyweight fighter Soa Palelei, who talked about his upcoming fight with Jared Rosholt at UFC Fight Night 43. Below are some highlights.
Palelei's thoughts on Rosholt: "He's going to be probably weary of me, and I'm going to be weary of him. In saying that, we will go in there and throw down. Jared's going to try to take me into deep water, but I've been swimming. I'll try to keep afloat and see what happens. Every fight, I've made sure I can go five, six rounds. If the game plan A doesn't work, I'll just go to plan B. If plan B doesn't work, I'll just poke him in the eyes or hit him in the nuts."
Palelei on the last time he fought a top wrestler: "The last time I fought a top-level wrestler was Daniel Cormier, and he kicked my ass, so I want to make sure I don't get my ass kicked on this one."
Palelei on what will happen if the fight stays on the feet: "If it stays standing, Jared is not going to hit harder than Mark Hunt, so it's going to be an interesting fight, and it's going to be an explosive one. Either I'm getting knocked out, or Jared's getting knocked out. That's just one of those things with MMA. You just don't know what's going to happen. I don't like going to the judges; a lot of my fights don't go to the judges. Even my last fight, I thought Ruan Potts was a tough guy. I just put my game plan on and execute it very well."