Ramos is set to face Matt Brown on June 22nd, at UFC on FX 4. Ramos reveals he has trained like never before for the bout and is ready.
“I was training for Matt Riddle but I don’t know what happened to him. He had an injury and left, that’s what I’ve been told, nothing more. But I don’t care who they matched me up with. You only care if it forces you to change your tactic. They put Matt Brown and my preparation’s been great. I’m training like I never trained before.”
When asked about Ramos Matt Brown admitted he did not know who his opponent was and had never heard of him before.
“Actually I don’t take personally if he doesn’t know me. I just got into Ultimate and he’s been here for a long time, it’s no big deal, he’s a UFC veteran who puts on good shows. I understand what he’s been saying: he really doesn’t know me. I’m a former Shooto champion and I come from smaller events in comparison to Ultimate. Now they gave me a chance on a bigger event and I’m training a lot more. Ok, not directly to Matt Brown but I was still training. He said he didn’t know me. Well, now he’s gonna know me alright.”
Ramos also comments on his game-plan for the bout and states he would like a finish.
“My game plan is to go for the KO. I’m training hard for this. But sometimes you have to go for other things because you can’t do what you wanted to do. You want like a knockout and sometimes you get a submission or a win by points. I don’t wanna let it to the judges to decide, I know that. Andre (Pederneiras) sets my game plan so it doesn’t happen. Like I’m fighting in America and the judges there are crazy, I wanna look good on the event, so my focus is to go for the KO or the submission, but the main this is putting on a good show.”
Ramos lost his UFC debut to the highly impressive Erick Silva and says he has made many sacrifices to ensure victory in his next UFC bout.
“We’re training a lot, dedicated and I’m abdicating many things in life. One of the main things is that I’m not spending weekends with my daughter, which is something very important to me and Brown will realize it when the day comes. He will meet Ramos at Ultimate. I’m focused and my goal’s set. Sunday I’ll travel and I’m only focused on him”
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