Guida: I'm tired of second place


Clay Guida has been a perennial top five contender in the UFC's lightweight division since 2005 and 1-0 since dropping to featherweight. Guida however is not content with being top five and dropped to featherweight to make a run at a world title:

"It comes down to this: I'm tired of second place," Guida recently told Radio ( "I've been second place my whole life; I've been the underdog my whole life. I'm tired of walking around with disappointment and my head down and thinking what could have been down the road. I'm chomping at the bit for this."

In January, he made a successful debut as a featherweight with a decision over the once top-ranked Hatsu Hioki. After resisting the move to a lighter division, he's now embraced it as his best chance to fulfill a dream.

"It comes down to I'm tired of disappointing myself and my friends and family and coaches and coming up a little bit short," Guida said. "I'm over it, and it's time to move forward in the right direction of becoming a champion. I train like one, and it's time to get in there and get serious."

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Honey Badger site profile image  

9/1/13 5:04 PM by Honey Badger

He finished gugerty, gomi, and dos anjos in a row? But yeah dude NEVER finishes

Enemies site profile image  

9/1/13 4:49 PM by Enemies

Helwani needs to ask him how he feels about 10th place.

SJax site profile image  

8/31/13 5:25 PM by SJax

The last couple races I have seen him in he was running way out in front. Where's this 2nd place thing coming from? He won the races by a country mile.

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8/31/13 12:46 PM by BTT-RyannVonDoom


MrNiceguy66 site profile image  

8/31/13 12:09 PM by MrNiceguy66

There's always 3rd

BigEyedFish site profile image  

8/31/13 11:02 AM by BigEyedFish

thisits no mystery. You cant win titles by running from opponents and belching. I be happy if he just went away. Cant stand watching him.

YorkshireManDem site profile image  

8/31/13 7:28 AM by YorkshireManDem

This! I used to love Guida, now I always root against him. And he was a dick after the Maynard fight!

InteSaSerios site profile image  

8/31/13 7:14 AM by InteSaSerios

I wish ufc forced him to braid his hair or something.

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8/31/13 7:06 AM by CanofPineapple

He has the defensive part of it down. He needs to work on hitting the other guy. Less hugging. More threatening to hurt your opponent in some way.

Arecsa site profile image  

8/31/13 5:13 AM by Arecsa

No running and pathetic attempted wrestlefucking here, Mendes is straight knocking Guida out.