The Hardest Kid on the block
I always knew as a kid I was a hard kid. I always thought that I was the hardest person around, no matter if it was an adult or a guy of my age I was butting heads with. I always thought that I was the hardest guy and nobody could beat me. I’ve had that mentality all my life and I still have it.
I think how hard we train in Team Kaobon strengthens your mind. It’s not normal how hard we train here and I know for a fact other gyms aren’t training at the level we are. It will either make you or definitely one hundred percent break you. For me, I don’t do mind training. Training here, like this, makes me mentally strong.
Goals in the Game
I want to be the greatest fighter in MMA. I want all the belts, all the wins, to beat all the best fighters and be considered the greatest. Money is just a side-line. It’s not the objective for me, it’s just a side-line.
I see myself eventually moving up in weight. If I win the title maybe I’ll have a title defence, maybe I’ll challenge the middleweight title holder. I just want to be the best so whatever that takes I’ll do it.
I think in a year or two, I’m going to be a good middleweight size. I think I’ll be a strong middleweight. Not to small, not to big, I’ll just be a good fast middleweight.
Potentially Facing McGregor
People say they want to fight McGregor because it’s the money fight but money’s a side-line for me so McGregor’s holds no interest to me.
I like the way he fights, his style. I think he’s very intelligent so for me to be able to outsmart McGregor, that’s the reason why I’d fight him. I’d enjoy and relish that challenge.
Obviously fighting McGregor brings a lot of attention and yea it is a money fight but I’m not in this game for the money. If it happened it happened, if not then that’s fine.
I don’t ever see myself fighting him being honest, he’d have to come up to my weight – which he easily could to be fair – but if he did I know I’d beat him. One hundred percent. I’d beat any man alive. Conor would not want to fight me, trust me.