Shane Del Rosario: “This year I definitely want to try and get 4 or 5 more fights”

Strikeforce heavyweight rising star, Shane Del Rosario has revealed that he’s looking to get another four or five bouts under his belt before the end of the year as he looks to continue his rise up the heavyweight ranks.

Del Rosario, speaking via MMAJunkie.com, said:

“This year I definitely want to try and get four or five more fights. Even if I’m not in that tournament. I really don’t care. I just want to get some work so that next year I can earn a spot in the tournament to start off, and not be an alternate.”

“It was my first fight in a while, so I had a little bit of nerves going into it. I definitely wasn’t looking past Johnson. He’s a very tough guy. But definitely when you think about it a little bit, you could be fighting Alistair Overeem or Fedor or one of these huge guys coming up soon. I’m definitely stepping up, but that would be a huge step up.”

“At this point, I have 11 fights, but I’m still a beginner in some respects. I’m not making the huge paychecks yet. This one was a good one for me. I need that money from sponsors … so I can solely train and not worry about a job. It’s a relief that I’m set on the TV from here on.”

“I’m down for the challenge. This is what I’m doing, and I’ve been working hard paying my dues, and I’m ready to get going and start testing myself with some real tough opponents.”

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