Perosh Plans To Win At UFC on FX 2
Posted on 02 Mar 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Anthony Perosh (12-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) recently spoke about his UFC on FX 2 fight with Nick Penner (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), here are the highlights…
On Being a Competitor: "From the beginning, I've always been a fierce competitor. I started with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and I've always been a competitor. I've always believed in myself. I know I have the skill. I believe in myself, and that's what got me two wins. I'll make it three on Saturday."
On Dropping to 205: "I think one key is just seeing what other people do," Perosh said. "The goal is to achieve the performance required to win. If I'm not winning, and this other guy is winning, what's he doing to win? You've got to look at his diet. You've got to look at his training. You've got to look at his sparring partners. I looked, and I was like, 'Crap. I'm not doing any of that. I need to do that.' Before you know it, I realized that if I want to win, I better do that. I saw the other light heavyweights, and they were all walking around at a weight heavier that what I was fighting. Now I walk around at about 240 pounds at my heaviest, and I cut to 205."
On Wishing He Knew What He Knows Now years Ago: "Woulda, coulda, shoulda," Perosh said. "I can't think about that. It would be nice. I'm 39, going on 40 this year. It would have been good to know all that six years ago, but you've just got to keep going. I'm fit now. God willing, I'll stay fit and healthy until I decide to leave the UFC on my terms. I don't want to leave by losing and getting released. I want to leave on my terms."
On Possible Retirement: "If I don't have the performance required to win, I've got to hang it up," Perosh said. "I've told myself that. The fight is actually the easy part. The hard part is the training. If I can't do an eight-week training camp, I can't be fit and healthy. If my body can't keep up, that's when it's time to go. At the moment, I'm fit and healthy. I know it's an old cliche, but I'm 39, and I've never been fitter. It really was the best training camp ever, and I'm not going anywhere. Two fights in the light heavyweight division and two-for-two. Let's keep the roll going."