Manny Gamburyan: “I won’t be surprised if I knock [Aldo] out with a jumping knee.”

WEC featherweight number one contender, Manny Gamburyan loves being the underdog ahead of tonight’s main event with Jose Aldo at WEC 51 in Broomfield, Colorado, explaining he wouldn’t be surprised if he ends the fight with a flying knee.

Gamburyan, speaking via, said:

“I get excited when I hear that. I love being the underdog. That’s how it was when I fought Mike Brown too, right? I wasn’t supposed to win that either, right? I’m something like a 6-1 underdog. That’s better for my fans and my friends, because now they can bet on me and make lots of money.”

“People thought I couldn’t stand with Mike Brown too. But I’ve worked a lot of my boxing. I knew I had a chance to knock him out, and that’s what I did. When I fight, you should expect anything and everything. I won’t be surprised if I knock [Aldo] out with a jumping knee.”

“There’s no pressure on me. He’s the champ, so the pressure’s on him. Nobody thinks I can win, so there’s no pressure on me. Maybe when I get the belt it will be different, but right now it’s all on him. He has a lot of holes. His stand-up is pretty good, but he makes a lot of mistakes. I’m just going to go in there and try and capitalize on those.”

“We all saw what happened to Fedor. Nobody expected him to get caught in a triangle choke and armbar at the same time. But it happens. A fight’s a fight. Everybody’s beatable, nobody’s invincible.”

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