UFC lightweight fighter Clay ‘The Carpenter’ Guida is scheduled to fight Kenny Florian as part of the UFC 107 pay-per-view fight card. “The Carpenter” plans to bounce back from his split decision loss to Diego Sanchez over at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale event. Prior to his loss against Sanchez, Guida was riding on a 3-fight winning streak.
Although he is very well prepared for his upcoming bout this Saturday night, he tells the media and his fans how much respect he has for Florian.
From Clay Guida:
“Kenny’s very laid back, which I can be too. I have the utmost respect for him and that he’s one of the top fighters in the world. Look where he’s come from. He came from being a soccer player, to a jiu-jitsu practitioner, to an MMA fighter. The guy played soccer in college, which is awesome. And the guy turned out to be, he was in the finals of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ against Diego Sanchez at 185. A year and a half later he cuts down and fights Sean Sherk for a five round title bout, which was fight of the night I believe. Nonetheless, he only maybe won one round, but going to a decision with Sherk is awesome… And then he won his next six or seven fights, or something, to come and fight the best fighter in the lightweight division, BJ Penn.”