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 MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/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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