Pre-Fight Quotes: UFC on FX 1 main card fighters
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Las Vegas, Nevada – Just two days away from the debut of UFC® on FX, six of the main card fighters met with the media in Nashville, Tennessee, and they had plenty to say. UFC® on FX: GUILLARD vs. MILLER airs live from Nashville, this FRIDAY on the network as part of a two-hour broadcast beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Tickets for UFC® on FX: GUILLARD vs. MILLER are available at the Bridgestone Arena box office or online at www.bridgestonearena.com.
Melvin Guillard, UFC lightweight contender
“I am looking at making a statement on FX against another top guy in the division. He’s one of the best fighters in the world at this weight and it is a great main event.
“What happened (to me) last time (first round loss against Joe Lauzon) was a mistake. I rushed in so hard and fast I was stunned with a jab and from there I lost the fight. It was kinda dumb, but I am young enough to learn as long as realize the mistake. I made the mistake, it didn’t just happen, I know that but I also know I’m still one of the best fighters in the division.
“But I am ready for this fight with Miller. He’s a top guy, maybe the No3 or No4 in the division, and if I perform like I can do, I think it will be hard for people to say that I didn’t deserve a UFC title shot. I won’t be reckless, but you will see what I can do on FX Friday night. You will see the Young Assassin!”
Jim Miller, UFC lightweight contender
“I’m only 28, but the thing about me is I always think I need to make things happen right now. I’ve only lost one fight in eight, but I made mistakes in that loss to Ben Henderson and I made mistakes in the wins before that, and I am in a hurry to correct those, win some fights, and get a title shot. Some people say I am more consistent than Melvin in the Octagon, but Melvin is very dangerous on the feet and with someone like that, one mistake is all it takes. I will watch out for his power, but I will be taking this fight to him right from get-go.
“He doesn’t like fighting when you crowd him, but he’s a very quick puncher and will always be very dangerous on the counter. He’s a top lightweight with a lot of weapons, but I think I can beat him go on to challenge for the belt in 2012. On Saturday morning, he will know he’s been in a fight on Friday night. He won’t feel too good; that’s what I want to do in my fights, let them know right away they are in a fight.”
Check out our interview with Jim Miller:
Duane Ludwig, UFC welterweight contender
“This is going to be a good, old-fashioned street fight right out of the 1930s, when they used to fight for food in the mean streets of New York. I’m trying to say it will be a war, without saying that because everyone says that. But this is going to be a wild fight on Friday night.