Count Bobby Green among fans of the “new” UFC Fight Week. Less media. Only one weigh-in. No open workouts. A more streamlined process, frankly.
“It’s been great, I think this is a new way of doing it. I think the care has been awesome,” he told Cageside Press to open his press scrum at the UFC on ESPN 11 media day. “I know we have to wear a mask all the time and blah blah blah, but I think it’s awesome. The way the fights are going, the way the schedule is. We’re going in, get it done, send me home. I like it.”
In the featured preliminary bout this weekend, Green (24-10-1) takes on longtime UFC vet Clay Guida. A fighter who has seemingly reinvented himself over the years. Of course, Green is a veteran himself, having competed for King of the Cage and Strikeforce back in the day. “Clay. I don’t know what to say too much about the guy,” admitted Green. He was more than willing to talk about his plans for the fight, however.
“Clay’s going to try to hold me and wrestle me, and I’m going to make it an exciting fight as much as possible,” he predicted. Green is all about making exciting fights, really. “Something that is memorable. It’s an art to me. Mixed martial arts. So I try to make a picture or a video something that’s [pleasurable] to the audience.”
“He’s going to try to hug me, try to grab on my hips, do blah blah blah, I’m going to punch his face up,” Green summarized.
Wrestling-wise, mind you, Green feels he has the credentials. Including being one point away from the State Finals in his native California. “I don’t know why these guys think I can’t wrestle. I just choose not to wrestle,” said Green. After all, “it’s not the most entertaining part of MMA. Everybody wants to see knockouts in fights, so that’s what I give them.”
Watch the full UFC on ESPN 11 media day scrum with Bobby Green above.