“What I don’t like about the 145ers right now is that all of the guys outside the Top 10 are all unknown,” said Jourdain, citing competitors like Shane Burgos and Calvin Kattar as examples. also shouting out the recent Chase winners. Hooper and Bryce Mitchell as companions for the future and potential future adversaries.
“If I’m fighting a guy like Shane Burgos, I don’t think people will necessarily understand the severity of the fight – the pressure and that he’s a direct killer,” he said of the New York native. , who started 6-1 to start his career at the UFC and just won a third round win with a stop over Makwan Amirkhani at UFC 244 last November. “That’s why I’m targeting a guy like Cub because he has a big name.
“When you fight against Cub or Darren Elkins – guys who have been in the UFC for a little longer – it’s the fights that interest me a little more because they have tons of experience and I want to fight people who are a little better, “he continued, before admitting that he is ready and willing to face anyone that the UFC matchmakers deem closest to him.
“When we sent a list of guys we wanted to fight against, we asked Edson Barboza, we asked Kron Gracie, we asked Cub, Darren Elkins – guys who have big names. Everyone in the UFC is dangerous, so I’m going to choose the one with the biggest name right now. “
At the moment, the details of the French Canadian candidate’s next fight have not yet been determined, but after completing the much-loved “Korean Superboy” and keeping his promise to return to the exciting style that brought him In the UFC in the first place, there is a good chance that Jourdain will get another branding assignment and another opportunity to show that he is the next potential superstar to emerge from “The Great White North”.
“Right now, I’m not feeling any pressure because I didn’t have that feeling yet – that I’m the next superstar,” said Jourdain. “I’m not that popular. I’m not that famous. I don’t get as much attention as I thought, but at the end of the day, I don’t mind because it’s not for that that I do.
“At some point, I want to be the next guy,” he added.
If he continues to play as he did in South Korea, it will only be a matter of time until he takes on this role.
Until then, expect to see him emerge from his parents’ basement.
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