Gonzaga: I want to be the UFC champion

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gabriel Gonzaga is 4-1 since returning to the UFC after being released and is hoping to crack into the top five in the division, and earn himself a world title fight: 

“I wasn’t sure what did I want in the past,” he said on his retirement in 2010, “but now I know that I want to be the UFC champion.”

“I believe I can beat anyone, but you have to have some luck when the time comes. I lost to Randy Couture because of an accident during the fight, and I believe things could have been different if I had better luck.”

Gonzaga has earned a shot to the UFC gold in 2007, after he stopped Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, but was defeated by Couture four months later. More experienced, “Napao” believes he can beat anyone, including Cain Velasquez, to become the best in the world.

“(Velasquez) is a tough fighter, but everybody looks up to the champion and studies his games,” he said. “He has some flaws in his game, and I’d need to be ready for this fight.”

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