Josh Grispi on Jose Aldo: “I’m gonna be around for a while, so we’ll eventually fight”

UFC featherweight number one contender, Josh Grispi speaks on his disappointment when he received the news that 145 pound king-pin, Jose Aldo was forced to pull out of their fight this Saturday night at UFC 125.

Grispi, speaking via UFC.com, said:

“I wanted that fight so bad with Aldo and I was ready to fight. When they told me it was off, I thought they were joking at first – I thought my coaches were messing with me. I was a little upset at first and disappointed, but injuries happen and that’s how the sport is.”

“He (Aldo) is the champ and he’s where we all want to be. He’s there for a reason and everyone’s seen it – he’s great at everything you have to be great at to be a champ. He’s fast, he’s quick, he’s young too, and I feel like we’re both similar in being explosive and trying to finish people. It would just be an insane fight, and I love to test myself against the best. I think it would be a great fight, no matter what.”

“I’m gonna be around for a while, so we’ll eventually fight. I know that and it’s gonna be a crazy fight, but right now I’m just focused on Dustin. I’m not looking past him at all – I’m gonna stay focused on this fight right now, and he’s the one on my mind every day.”

“He’s around my age, so I think he’s gonna come out guns blazing, but I’m good at that and I can do other things as well. I can brawl, I can wrestle, I can kickbox, I can do jiu-jitsu. Either way I feel like I can match the aggression and match the intensity. A lot of dudes don’t like to get bullied, so if he’s gonna come in there and try to bully me, I don’t mind getting in there, exchanging, and having a good time.”

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