"What makes Jim so dangerous is his forward pressure. He just takes guys down and just stays on them. I'm really excited about this fight. I mean, do I feel confident in beating him? Absolutely. It's 100-percent my mindset going into this fight. This fight's going to go back and forth, up and down. I'm so excited for it. A spectacular win over Jim will definitely put me one fight away from getting that overall goal and getting that belt. I'm the better fighter. I'm going to knock him out or submit him. I will win. I'm the all around better fighter. I'm the Cowboy."
"Cowboy is a dangerous fighter and a very tough opponent that's fought a lot of the best guys on the planet. This fight could go anywhere. The first mistake my opponent makes, I capitalize and I finish them. Fighting in Atlantic City is going to be fun and excited, it's going to kind of be a homecoming for me. This is my town and it will be fun to step back into it and fight in the town I made a name for myself. That's what is going to make it fun and exciting. There's not a man at 155-pounds that's going to beat me. I'm there to win in a certain fashion, in a certain way, and that's dominantly and violently. I'm looking to end it quickly. It's not going to be 'Fight of the Year', it's going to be 'Finish of the Year'."
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