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Wednesday, 08/28/2013, 10:06 am

Clay Guida: “One Day They’re Gonna Call Me Champ… Just a Matter of Time”

UFC veteran, Clay Guida, has confidence coming into his UFC 164 fight against top-ranked featherweight contender, Chad Mendes.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

Longtime UFC fighter, Clay Guida, will step into the Octagon against Chad Mendes this weekend at UFC 164.  Though many favor Mendes, Guida says that he will bring something the Team Alpha Male fighter has never seen.

I’m going out there with a skill set for Chad Mendes that he hasn’t seen before.  He’s gonna see some things that are very unexpected from my last couple fights and my other fights in the UFC… I see the prize at the end, and that’s getting that featherweight belt.  I know what I set out to do, what I put my mind to do, and with the hard work every day, I’m gonna be champion one day.  People want to call me a journeyman, they want to call me a steppingstone, one day they’re gonna call me champ.  Mark my words.  It’s just a matter of time.

The two are set to fight on the main card of UFC 164, which takes place in Milwaukee, WI.  Guida is coming off a controversial split-decision victory over Hatsu Hioki, his first win after 2 consecutive losses.  Mendes, on the other hand, has collected three straight 1st-round KO victories since his loss to featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.  That loss is the only one on Mendes’ professional career to date.

The fight is a huge opportunity for Guida who, though he is a recognizable face in the UFC, has never fought for a title shot.  A decisive win over the number-one contender could put Guida very close to a shot for the belt.


5 Responses to “Clay Guida: “One Day They’re Gonna Call Me Champ… Just a Matter of Time””

  1. VAB says:

    +1 Clay I admire the work ethic. I hope someday that comes true for you. Keep the faith!

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      Guida sucks and is a disgrace to all the “REAL” fighters in MMA.

      Can’t wait to see Midget Mendes beat the hell out of LAY Guida

  2. squid says:

    i think guida might just pull this one off

  3. Drew says:

    Guida my fellow paisan and fellow phish phan i hope your dreams come true.

  4. Dddddddddd says:

    I’m not a fan of Guidas’ gameplans usually but it’s hard not to like the guy. He’s gonna have a hard time with Chads range of speed. Chad can deal with Clays speed and change the pace at will. Chad will easily stop clays takedowns and will take him down if needed. I think he’ll set down better on his punches and be able to commit to something that will hurt Clay bad enough to tko or submit him. I’ve always wanted to see Clay have more conviction in his strikes and not just use them to set up takedowns and grinding wins. His acuracy with his striking is on and im not sure why he doesnt stand in the pocket without acting like a spas. Mendes with a finish in the second or third.

  5. sike says:

    Guida will lose…. He’s a shit fighter..

  6. Shawn says:

    Maybe. But it won’t be in the UFC. Clay needs to change camps, and his style of fighting to get back on the road to a championship. Hopefully it’s not too late.

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