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"Yeah, I didn't know if they'd be talking about (me fighting GSP) or what you know but let me get in there with that guy. They had him in there with my partner and look what happened to him, you know what I mean? What do you think is going to happen to him if they put him in there with me? I don't know, I'd like to start getting paid up here, I'd like to get that fight or I'd like to make something happen here, something different, something big. I'm tired of this same thing over and over again, it's getting old. This is getting old for me and that's just how I feel.
"Yeah, sure, (I think my boxing is superior to Georges). I think I'll put my punches in, I think he's going to try to force takedowns and go for takedowns. But I saw him out there and he doesn't look... he's not much for size, you know, and I don't think he's... I don't know if that'll be the smartest plan for him either. I feel like it will be real hard for him. I feel like I'm ready for that fight, I been ready for that fight. I just feel I'm even more ready for it now. I want to get this show on the road, like I said, I'm not getting any younger, I don't think old Georges, he's not getting any younger and I need some change in my lifestyle, you know?
"Yeah, there's a lot on the table (as far as boxing). I haven't quite figured out which road I'm going down. It really doesn't matter to me either way. I just want more competition. If you're going to force me to fight these guys that don't have it in them to beat me, that are going to come out and go for a lucky shot to take my head off, a lot of times I eat those punches. I don't need that. I don't need a guy who's going to do that. I'm looking to fight a guy like Georges, who's going in there trying to win the fight not by just getting lucky, you know what I mean? I'm trying to go on to bigger and better things, I don't want to just keep fighting these chumps. If they want to keep having me fight these chumps I'm not afraid to do that but I'm not going to go ahead and step in there fighting these guys unless they're willing to pay me a lot more money.
"You know what, it doesn't matter to me, I just need a change. I don't care what these contracts say, I don't give a shit. I just, I'm looking to move on to bigger and better things or get up out of this shit.
"Oh for pure boxing, I'm just going to be in a different type of shape, a little bit, maybe a different size even. I don't know, who knows? You can't say. I hate all this talk about me calling out Jeff Lacy, though, that's not how it goes. I'll fight pro boxing, it's up to the promoters to put that kind of thing together. That's like a guy coming out of trying to fight Randy Couture. I'm not trying to step into professional boxers and trying to call out legendary famous fighters that are old and on their way out that had a great career and then here I am jumping up in there talking shit. I'm not one to talk no shit. That's how I feel about the whole boxing thing. I'm willing to fight anybody. I don't care if it was Jeff Lacy or if it is Roy Jones Jr. or whoever. (Sergio Martinez), right, whoever it is. I don't give a shit. We're talking big money now. I don't care who it is. I'm not trying to name names and call out people. I don't know these guys, I don't have nothing against them. I know they're all great fighters and have a lot of respect for them and their sport that's why I feel like it's up to the promoter and everybody else to set up and promote these fights. It's not up to me to go and talk this shit and get everybody wanting to see me take an ass-whooping and this and that. You want to see me take an ass-whooping then put it together and we'll get it done. But they start pointing the finger at me and saying I said this and whatever, it's whatever. I'll fight anybody and that's what I already had said. So yeah, when they say, 'Oh, you're so and so, yeah I heard he said I'd fight anybody.' But I ain't talking no shit. I ain't trying to go into no fight like that, I ain't going into fights like that.
"You know I do well. I go in there and I spar with Andre Ward. The thing is about me and Andre, I been working out with Andre for a long time, that's all that is. I've had great boxing experience getting to go in and work with Andre Ward and his trainer Virgil Hunter and the other guys that work out with him too. I've had good sparring in that gym, it's a really excellent boxing gym. A lot of really good things happen. A lot of MMA fighters, they can't survive, they can't make it in a boxing gym, it's like a fish out of water. They can't go in there without opening their mouth about MMA. They can't go in there for two minutes without opening their mouth about MMA or coming in looking like they have some boxing experience, maybe an amateur record or even some boxing shoes. It's going to be hard for an MMA fighter to come on up through this boxing game. But I've been in there and at it since I was about 17 years old, been sparring with Andre since I was 18 years old. I've been at it for a long time. I would have had a lot of professional boxing fights, I would have been aiming to go maybe to the Olympics if I hadn't already had pro fights, MMA fight. You can't go amateur if you've had pro MMA fights. You can't do that sort of thing. That just wasn't what I was doing. I was fighting MMA, they were paying me more money to fight MMA, how am I going to go fight in boxing and have all these people who have something to say about whether I would do good or not boxing but you have no idea. They pay me more money to fight MMA so I fight MMA. I work hard. I work harder than these guys, man. I've been training harder, I work my jiu-jitsu, skill level is higher, my boxing skill level is higher, I train with the best wrestlers in the world, that shit ain't gonna count, you know what I mean? That's how I feel about that."