"I'm not really worried about where this fight puts me. I'm just trying to show what I'm capable of and the bosses will tell me who to fight next."
"We've developed a lot of strategy specifially for a south paw, whether it's defense, head movement, keeping my hand position. I've never been so focused. This is really the year that I've been planning for. I have no doubt. There's not anybody in the division that I can't beat, so I'm excited to get back in there and show that. You really can't look too far into it. Just focus on what I've got to do to win this fight and move forward."
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 173 fight card on fight night, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
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