UFC FN 74: Patrick Cote Explains New Goal as 31st Pro Bout Nears
By FCF Staff
Patrick Cote has gone 4-1 in his last 5 fights, and still believes he can hang with the best, but at age 35 “The Predator” has set a new goal for himself.
Cote is scheduled to fight Josh Burkman tomorrow night at UFC Fight Night 74, in what will be the French Canadian fighter’s 18th bout with the UFC. Recently Cote spoke to UFC.com, and while discussing his objectives at this stage of his career, he stated:
“It’s always that,” Cote said, when asked if he seems himself as champion. “I don’t think anybody wants to fight just to fight. I think the goal is the same – to be world champion one day – but I’m not a fool. I know I’m 35 years old. I still have a four-fight contract with the UFC, so I enjoy my time, one fight at a time, and it is what it is. Right now, I have a different goal in my career now than to be world champion, but it’s always been to be the best in the world, and I’m still training one hundred percent and hard every day to be able to win every fight I’m going to be involved in.”
“To be the Canadian with the most fights in UFC history,” Cote added, while relaying his new goal. “That’s my goal now. That would be pretty cool to mark history with my name on it.”
Cote (21-9) is coming off a decision win over Joe Riggs in April, while Burkman (27-11) was submitted by Dong Hyun Kim in his last outing, which took place in May.
UFC FN 74 will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.