On October 13 at UFC 153 in Rio, Erik Koch will have his day. EriK will square off against pound for pound darling, and UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.
Tatame recently interviewed an anxious Koch. Erik has been waiting patiently for this fight while an injured Aldo recovered. Koch gave his thoughts on the champion.
“He’s very good obviously, there’s no doubt. It’s just one of those fights I believe I’m the right match, the right guy to do it. I wanna fight him. Most people don’t want to fight Aldo. You can tell it when they get in there and fight him. They don’t fight him, they’re trying to survive. I’m going there to fight him. He’s a great champion, a really nice guy, but on October 13th I’m gonna take the title”.
In the past it appeared that some of Jose’s opponents may have been scared of the champ. Koch doesn’t plan on being just another failed attempt.
“People forget that to win a fight you gotta press the pace, you gotta go there and fight. You’re not gonna win the fight surviving. That’s one of the thigns. I’m going in there and I wanna finish the fight. I’m not going in there like: “well, I think I can get it on the decision”. No. I’m very confident in my abilities to finish fights and I’m gonna go in there and I’m gonna do my best to finish him. He’s good, but I think I’m better at some things. Standing I definitely see some areas he can be taken out”.