UFC Moncton: Gian Villante Explains Why His Wrestling Game Has Remained on The Back Burner
By FCF Staff
Gian Villante admits he’s considered turning to his wrestling game, as a means to score more wins, but the light-heavyweight says ultimately, that just isn’t who he is.
Villante (16-10) is preparing to take on Ed Herman tonight at UFC Fight Night 138, which will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick. In a recent story at UFC.com, Villante discussed why he’s continued to utilize an aggressive, stand-up approach, during his UFC run.
“I’m a pretty good wrestler, State Champion and all that stuff, I just don’t think it’s fun to go in there and wrestle dudes,” he said, now fully serious. “I want to knock people out.
“… I mean, it sucks moneywise because you only make half the money (if you end up losing), but I do like those strong, good knockout brawls and back-and-forth fights.”
“I considered (changing my style), but it’s just not who I am. You’ve got to stay real to who you are or you’re not going to have fun, and I have fun when I try to put someone to sleep.”
In Villante’s last outing, this past June, he lost via split decision to Sam Alvey. The New York fighter is 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.