"Now that Georges is not the champion, it definitely takes pressure off me. I'm focused on winning my next fights and getting that belt. That's all I really see in my near future. ... I plan on destroying him when I walk in there that night. I don't really care about his jiu-jitsu pedigree. This is a fight, and I'm going to knock his head off. With the performance I'm capable of, I'll have the title shot."
"After I fight against Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, and some guys like Mark Munoz, I was much smaller than those guys. Everybody's taller, everybody's strong. So if I would drop to welterweight, I would have more advantage. Welterweight is my natural weight class. ... Everything depends on my next fight and it depends on my performance in the next fight. The day I will be fighting Rory, to me, in my mind, it's like the last day of my life."
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