UFC Middleweight Chris Camozzi took a short notice fight on the prelims of UFC On FX 8: Belfort Vs Rockhold, and just a few weeks later he finds himself in the co-main event fighting Ronaldo Souza. Camozzi has never turned down a fight that was offered by the UFC brass, and now Camozzi has earned a chance to let the world know what kind of fighter he is in the co-headlining spot. In a recent interview, Camozzi spoke about taking the fight, the changes, and what he is planning on doing Saturday night in Brazil.
Camozzi told MMAWeekly:
â€œObviously the last change they gave me was a step up on the card to the co-main event, so of course I canâ€™t complain about that. Iâ€™m getting the opportunity to fight a legend in Jacare, which Iâ€™m really excited about.
â€œIâ€™ve always been all about fighting guys that Iâ€™ve seen on TV or that Iâ€™ve followed throughout the sport, match-ups that excite me, and this is one of them. They just gave me a big opportunity that Iâ€™ve been asking for, so it didnâ€™t matter who it was, I would have said yes.
The game plan stays quite a bit the same. Thereâ€™s a few changes as far as some of the things he does that I think I can capitalize on, but other than that everything has stayed a lot the same. Iâ€™m more focused on what Iâ€™m going to do rather than what heâ€™s going to do or what I think heâ€™s going to do.
Every fight I go into I always plan on striking. I would say it is important to keep it off the mat, but Iâ€™m not going to have that in my head where Iâ€™m panicking or anything. Defensively, I feel pretty comfortable. Obviously, we all know, no matter how much jiu-jitsu I do, Iâ€™m not going to be better than him at jiu-jitsu, but this is MMA, so thereâ€™s a lot more variables in there. I feel Iâ€™ll be comfortable anywhere it goes, but again I have my game plan and Iâ€™m sure he has his.â€
Heâ€™s ranked higher than me. This is a fight where not that many people are giving me a chance of winning. So I go in there and fight with nothing to lose and those are the most dangerous fights for guys like Jacare to take.â€
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