Elvis Mutapcic Is Not Planning a ‘Chess Match’ for WSOF 12 Bout
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.08.2014
“It’s going to be a fight.”
MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed MMA fighter Elvis Mutapcic, who is set to face Kelvin Tiller at WSOF 12 on August 9. The fight card will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network. Below are some highlights from the interview.
Mutapcic's thoughts on 10-10 rounds in MMA: "I don't (believe in 10-10 rounds). There's always a fighter ahead, there's always an aggressor, there's always somebody who is doing just a little bit more. I've never watched a fight I thought was really close, but I wouldn't know who to give the round to."
Mutapcic's belief that a judge should know who is winning the fight: "I think if you're a good enough judge, you should always know who is winning the fight. It could go either way, and that's to the judge's discretion or his own opinion. Who is controlling the fight? Who is doing more damage? Give them the round."
Mutapcic on not wanting to be handed a title shot and wanting to win some fights to earn a shot: "I don't like having things handed to me. I don't think winning one fight is enough to put you near the title. Put me against anybody, I don't care. I want at least a couple fights before I get a title shot. I want to earn the opportunity, I don't want to be handed an opportunity."
Mutapcic's thoughts on his upcoming fight with Tiller: "I'm going to grind on him until I get an opportunity to finish. I'm going to push the pace and make this a fight. It's not going to be a chess match; it's going to be a fight. I'm sick of watching and being at fights where guys are trying to run around and win on points. The way I trained for this fight is to be very aggressive, push the pace and be very diverse. I'm going to do everything and anything I need to do to win this fight."