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UFC Quick Quote: Takenori Gomi will quit drinking for lightweight title shot

You booze, you lose.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

"Probably my next fight will be the one in Japan in September. I'll grab a glass of beer once and then get back to training camp. Every day I'm thinking about retirement, but I know there's going to be fun out there waiting for me to fight, so I'm still fighting. If I get a title shot, I will quit drinking."

Stock in Sapporo Brewery dipped slightly on Monday morning after news broke that Japanese combat sports hero Takenori Gomi would surrender his suds for a crack at the UFC crown, currently held by 155-pound kingpin Anthony Pettis. Unfortunately for "The Fireball Kid" (via MMA Fighting), a win over Isaac Vallie-Flagg on the FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" of last Saturday night's (April 26, 2014) UFC 172 event (full results here) is unlikely to get him there. It will, however, most certainly get him a spot on the promotion's return to the Saitama Super Arena on Sept. 20, but against who, remains to be seen.

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