Jordan Ready To Be A Heavyweight Contender
Posted on 21 Jul 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Shawn Jordan spoke with MMAJunkie about how he is ready to seize the opportunity to be a heavyweight contender, and how he intends to prove it tonight at UFC 149 against Cheick Kongo. Here are some highlights:
What tonight's fight means to him: "I think this is something that's going to put me out there a little more, give me a little more exposure. I was on the 'Countdown' show and all that business, so absolutely, I think this fight is going to help me out just to be known a little bit more."
About how his fight is viewed as a "no-lose situation": "First of all, it always matters to us. You never want to lose a fight. You always want to win. Career-wise, maybe it's not detrimental with a loss. But it still hurts my feelings. I don't want to lose."
About tonight's opponent: "Cheick Kongo has fought for a long time now. He's fought for 11 years. His base is kickboxing, but you can't be around the sport this long and not learn some wrestling or not learn some stuff to do well at your [weaknesses] and make them your strengths. I think he's more well-rounded than people give him credit for. Cheick is just a savvy veteran. Unfortunately for him and all of us in the heavyweight division, we're all one punch away from being knocked out. Everyone is so big and hits so hard that it just takes a touch of the chin and you're asleep."