I didn't know who my next opponent was to begin with when I was offered him for my upcoming fight. I was given the name, Che Mills, but wasn't able to put a face to it or even remember whether I'd seen him fight before.
It didn't really matter to me, either. I just accept the fight, train like an animal and then win the fight. The name of the opponent or the danger of the opponent doesn't really matter to me. I leave all that stuff up to my management, my coaches and (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva. It's my job to just go out there and fight.
I'll honestly fight whoever is put in front of me right now. That means Mike Pyle, Che Mills or Carlos Condit. It doesn't make a difference to me. I'm confident of beating every man currently competing in the 170-pound division, and that's the truth. I'm ready for them all.
In all honesty, I deliberately try not to plan too much ahead of a fight, as I don't think an athlete benefits from being stuck to a rigid game plan. Instead, I like to stay adaptable and versatile and pretty much adjust to whatever my opponent brings on the night of the fight. So long as I have done the work in training, I know I'll have what it takes to counteract whatever it is my opponent tries to bring on fight night.
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