UFC 225: Clay Guida is “Back at The Weight Class I Belong In”
By FCF Staff
Clay Guida is looking to extend his winning streak to three tonight at UFC 225, and the veteran fighter sounds very confident about doing that, on account of return to lightweight.
Guida is set to take on Charles Oliveira, who was a short notice replacement for the lightweight’s initial opponent, Bobby Green. In a recent article at UFC.com, Guida had this to say about his return to 155, and the fact he’ll be fighting in front of his fellow, Chicago residents tonight:
“I’m back at the weight class I belong in, and it’s gonna be a sweet homecoming in sweet home Chicago,” Guida said. “I get to strap ‘em up again in the house that Michael Jordan built, where the dynasty of the Chicago Bulls took place, the world champion Chicago Blackhawks. So much was accomplished in the United Center, and I’m very fortunate and very lucky to be able to compete at such a world famous venue in front of my home crowd, in front of family and friends, in front of all those people that were there years ago when I started on this journey.”
“…New opponent, same result, same mindset – victory. That’s all I envision. I don’t care if King Kong Bundy’s in front of me… Oliveira’s quite different from Bobby Green, but we’re gonna go out there and make an example of this guy taking a short notice fight. He’s coming into the hornet’s nest, he really is, and I’m not gonna have any mercy on him. I’ll shake his hand, I’ll pick him up after the fight after I finish him and I’ll tell him thank you for coming to Chicago, but this is our night, this is our arena, this our stage and this is our fight.”
Guida is coming off a quick, first round stoppage win over Joe Lauzon in November. Oliveira, meanwhile, was taken out by Paul Felder in his last bout, which took place in December.