Gonzaga hoping win leads to title shot

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gabriel Gonzaga is 4-1 in his second stint in the UFC and hopes a win this weekend over Stipe Miocic leads him to a title shot:

Gonzaga believes the version of him that rapidly advanced up the heavyweight ranks only to fall hard and fast is long gone.

“Seven years more experience, more training and more skills,” he said. “Everything is accumulated now for a new fighter, so I’m definitely different than seven years ago.”

This time around, Gonzaga believes he can make the most out of his run toward the title. And by beating Miocic, he could steal another opponent’s opportunity.

“I’m coming with a good run,” he said. “If I win, it’s going to be good for a title shot. I just need to keep winning and keep going. I’m really motivated.”

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