Clay Guida on Takanori Gomi: “What a great way to start 2011”

UFC lightweight contender, Clay Guida explains that facing Takanori Gomi at UFC 125 in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming weekend is a fantastic way to kick off what he hopes will be a successful 2011.

Guida, speaking via, said:

“Counting down the days, man. I’m super excited for 1/1/11. He’s a legend I’ve always enjoyed watching fight. He was a gentleman when I met him at Shooto. When I lost, he came up and saw that I got armbarred and asked me how my arm was.”

“This is definitely a step up in competition, but we know we’re ready for it. We’ve knocked off some good guys in the lightweight division. This will be the biggest test to date for me. He’s a very devastating striker.”

“I’m going to put Gomi on his back because I have better hands on the ground. He has better hands on his feet, (but) I have better hands on the ground, and that means my ground and pound. That’s it! That’s where the fight (is) going to be won for us. Out-wrestling him, not getting caught in a war, not getting caught up in a brawl.”

“What a great way to end (the year) and what a great way to start 2011.”

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