Stefan Struve Confident In Upcoming Fight
Posted on 24 May 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Stefan Struve spoke with MMAJunkie about his upcoming fight with Lavar Johnson at UFC 146. Here are some highlights:
His confidence in his own abilities: "I think on a good day I can beat anybody in the division if I can use my physical abilities to the point that I should use them. I'm not worried about fighting anybody on the ground. It's just about being confident and leaving it all in the cage. If I do that, I don't see anybody (beating me)."
About his upcoming opponent, Lavar Johnson: "He's going to come in here and swing. I think he knows if this fight hits the ground, he's in a world of trouble. I'm going to throw any submission I know at him. This is a fight. If he (Johnson) doesn't want to go to the ground, he should go box or kickbox or whatever. If I take him down, he's mine."
"People say he hits so hard, but he hits so hard because he throws everything he's got. He has no ground game. He's looking for the knockout. That's all he's got. I think if I use my reach and use my height the way I should, he's not even touching me."
About Johnson's last two fights: "I think a lot of fans know Lavar because of his last two fights (in the UFC). If you only look at those fights (in Strikeforce, then he looks good). In his last two fights last year in Strikeforce, he lost via submission. Then he almost got submitted in his fight against Pat Barry. That tells me a lot."