UFC 178: Patrick Cote Says Goal Remains the Same, Getting “Another Title Shot”
By FCF Staff
Patrick Cote may be on the outside of the UFC’s top 15, welterweight rankings, but as he looks for his fourth straight win tomorrow night, the vet says winning a title remains his goal.
The 34 year-old Cote (20-8) is booked to fight Stephen Thompson (9-1) at UFC 178 on Saturday, and while speaking to UFC.com recently, the Canadian had this to say about his aspirations:
“It’s always the same goal,” Cote said. “I don’t want to talk for anybody else, but for me it’s always been the same thing – I want to have another title shot. I do this sport and make all these sacrifices to be number one, and in my mind there’s no doubt that I want to be in the title race. I want to win and put pressure on the UFC to give me bigger fights. But it’s one fight at a time, I never look past my opponent, and my next fight is my most important one.”
Cote worked his way into a middleweight title fight with now former champ Anderson Silva back in 2008, but the fight was stopped after “The Predator” suffered a knee injury.
More recently, Cote has scored consecutive wins over Alessio Sakara, Bobby Voelker and Kyle Noke.
Thompson, meanwhile, has also won three in a row since he was decisioned by Matt Brown in 2012.
UFC 178 will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.