"I want to show the world that I'm the best light heavyweight right now. I will do anything to get that belt. I have to beat Jimi Manuwa to get that title shot again and take the belt from (Jon) Jones. Jimi is very dangerous because he hits very hard and everything he throws is with a lot of power but I have more skills than he has, and I think I'm a better fighter than he is. ... I want to make a statement. There are going to be fireworks. I'm hungry. I'm hungry for this fight and I want the title shot. I will beat him and I will get a new chance on the title."
"The minute I had my first fight I knew this is what I wanted to do. I knew I would be fighting in the UFC. I knew I was a good fighter. Now I know I'm going to be the best in the world and I'm 100-percent dedicated to it. Alex is a tough, tough fighter but so am I. Most of the punches I throw are killer punches. The minute I touch someone, it's going to hurt. He's a great fighter but he's a human being and if I hit him, he's going to hurt just like everyone else. So, bring it."
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