(photo taken from ufc.com)
Clay "The Carpenter" Guida seems to be really confident coming into his next bout against former PrideFC contender Mac Danzig. Although Guida admits that Danzig is "very well-rounded" and has "pretty good stand-up," the Carpenter feels that his hunger and desire to win will help him acquire a victory tonight.
Guida has been training hardcore for the past 5 months and he wants to show UFC fans that he isn’t all just a "scrappy wrestler with cardio." Instead, he wants to prove that hes a very dangerous lightweight fighter on the ground or on his feet.
Here’s a snip from Clay Guida himself:
“I’m pumped to be on the co-main event live on Spike TV…I feel it’s the most important fight of my career at this time…obviously every fight is more important than the last; with an opponent like Mac, it’s a great opportunity to showcase my skills…There is no easy road in the UFC. Some people get thrown to the wolves; some people get their opponents hand picked. He’s got a lot of hype coming into this fight after a big win over Mark Bocek, but I’m going to rain on his parade Wednesday night…He’s very well rounded, he’s got pretty good stand-up. He’s very slick on the ground; he’s submitted a lot of his opponents with a rear naked choke…Has he been through the fire? I don’t think so. Have I? Many times. He’s a game opponent…I hope he’s been training with good guys. I know he’s been training with Tyson Griffin and Gray Maynard. I want him 100%, I like fighting guys who are at the top of their game. I perform better under pressure…I’m out here to show people that I’m not just a scrappy wrestler with cardio. I’m a well rounded mixed martial artist; I can strike, I can fight off of my back, I can do it all. I’ve changed the core of my training in the past six months and a lot of people are going to be really excited to see…Whatever happens in the cage happens. Exciting fights just happen. I fight on instinct and reaction. I want to make a title run. I’m here to get that belt, that’s why I’m in the UFC. I’m not just fighting to say that I’m ‘fighting in the UFC.’”
(props to mmaweekly.com)