Lewis Gonzalez Hoping for A Lightweight Title Shot
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.29.2014
After he wins at WSOF 12...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Lewis Gonzalez (9-0) said that he is hoping for a title shot if he can beat Luis Palomino (22-9) at WSOF 12. The event airs on NBC Sports Network from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on August 9.
On getting a title shot: "I was supposed to fight back in January for the title, but then I came down with an injury. A good performance, hopefully (I get a title shot). Melvin (Guillard) is getting the next shot, but hopefully the winner of this fight gets the winner of that fight."
On his thoughts on Palomino: "(His experience) doesn't concern me at all. I fought Antonio McKee (in my last fight) and he had way more experience. He's been everywhere. It's another fight to showcase myself and show I can compete with the world's best."
On finishing the fight: "I'm looking to get back to finishing fights. I don't think me or him are looking to go three, five minute rounds. That's plenty of time to finish the fight. I could see myself finishing the fight in other ways. If he wants to stand and trade – I'll catch him. I think I'm better on the ground. If I was a betting man I would say I beat him to the takedown and pound him out or choke him out."