Al Iaquinta (14-4) planerar ett snabbt och smärtfritt möte med Donald Cerrone (35-11) nu när de möts på UFC Fight night 150.
Lättviktsfightern Al Iaquinta har sakta men säkert byggt upp ett riktigt bra record i den, enligt många, mest talangfulla divisionen i UFC. Han har vinster mot flera stora namn, bland annat Kevin Lee, Jorge Masvidal och Diego Sanchez.
I en intervju med bjpenn.com så berättar Iaquinta att han tror att hans relativa ungdom och erfarenhet kommer att vara nyckelfaktorer i matchen mot Cerrone.
“Stylistically, I think that, like I said before, my youth and my experience is peaking both at the same time right now. I’m coming into my prime as far as physicality and my experience. I’ve been in there also with a bunch of the top guys. I’ve been in there with the best.
“I think that Cowboy’s last fight, he fought a guy who was young, hungry, but he wasn’t too experienced, and I think that showed as the fight wore on. That kid got into the second round and he melted. I think that I have that same hunger and that same drive right now on my way up, but I have the experience that he lacked. I think that’s going to be the difference in this fight, that I have both. I have that hunger, that drive, that youthfulness, and the experience is what’s going to do it for me.”
“I think it’s going to be a pretty good fight no matter how it goes. I’m going in there, I want to make it easy. I want to make it quick. I want to make it painless on my end. I just want to go out there and finish him in the first round. I think I have all the capabilities to do it.”
“I’ll be content to beat on him for all five rounds. I mean, if this fight was next week, I’d be ready to go. I’ve been training hard. I just have a great formula with my team, the guys that I train with. It’s like clockwork. It’s enjoyable to go to the gym, to be with Ray Longo, Matt Serra, Aljamain Sterling, Merab [Dvalishvili], Matt Frevola… We’ve got a bunch of upcoming guys that are in the regional circuit and around my weight that are just animals, so it’s a good time. It’s a good time in the gym and it’s a good time for this fight. Everything’s coming together. It’s going to be really good.”
Den kommande matchen äger rum den fjärde maj på UFC Fight Night 150.