There’s a little bit of deja vu for Britain’s Darren Stewart this weekend at UFC Vegas 11. “The Dentist” is back in Las Vegas barely a month after his last bout, a submission win against Maki Pitolo.
Everything went very quick that night, Stewart noted at the UFC Vegas 11 media day this week. Which resulted in Stewart not really getting to show what he had planned to, as positive as the result was.
“I want to show that I can have it, have a war, just give it my all,” Stewart told Cageside Press back on Wednesday. “Which I know, people already know that anyways. But I’m not finished yet. There’s a lot missing, and I’m not talking about the wins I’ve had, or the losses I’ve had, or the knockouts or whatever.”
“There’s stuff I’ve done in training I haven’t shown the world yet,” he continued. “People jumping out of their chairs because I got a guillotine, I’ve been doing that since training.”
Stewart has once again been paired up with an up-and-comer in Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 11. He doesn’t treat the fight any differently based on his opponent’s profile in the sport, however. And technically, as a pro, Holland has more fights. “It’s another day in the office. Whether they have experience or not, a fight’s a fight. Just go in there and do your best.”
“Everyone’s dangerous, everyone in the UFC is dangerous,” Stewart later added. “He’s not different from no one else. I’ll fight him, the next guy will be be dangerous, the next guy will be dangerous, it is what is it. We’re all dangerous, that’s why we’re in the UFC.”
UFC Vegas 11 takes place this Saturday, September 19 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event airs live on ESPN+ (TSN in Canada).