"I'm really not too worried about Mousasi. I've shown everyone that I can finish fights. I'm sending a message that I'm the next title contender. I'm here to be champion. Fighting Mousasi is a great opportunity to fight a world class champion. Even though he's a complete MMA fighter I'm far more dangerous than Mousasi. After knocking out Mousasi, I'll be the next title contender."
"This is a very important fight. I believe this fight will be for the number one contendership. At this stage, no one intimidates me. It's my time to show what I'm capable of. I will get to the title shot much easier after I beat Machida. He's just another opponent. Machida is a tricky opponent. He has his own different style. It's all about who's going to make mistakes. It's about who's going to fight smarter. I know how to fight him so I'm going to go in there feeling great. I want a title shot. I'm ready to go and I'm going to win."
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