"I'm going out there with a skill set for Chad Mendes that he hasn't seen before," he said. "He's gonna see some things that are very unexpected from my last couple fights and my other fights in the UFC... I see the prize at the end, and that's getting that featherweight belt," he said. "I know what I set out to do, what I put my mind to do, and with the hard work every day, I'm gonna be champion one day. People want to call me a journeyman, they want to call me a steppingstone, one day they're gonna call me champ. Mark my words. It's just a matter of time."
-- UFC featherweight and longtime veteran Clay Guida will have the opportunity of a lifetime Saturday night (Aug. 31, 2013) when he steps into the Octagon opposite number one ranked 145-pounder Chad Mendes on the UFC 164 main card in Milwaukee, WI. The 31-year old hasn't exactly set the house on fire in his last two performances against Gray Maynard and Hatsu Hioki, but a close split decision victory over Hioki propelled him into the featherweight division's top 10 where he's that much closer to a title shot. "The Carpenter" tells UFC.com that not only is the title shot close, it's only a matter of time until he's UFC champion. Do you agree with the scrappy wrestler, or is he destined to be a division gatekeeper?