Roger Huerta returns for his seventh Bellator fight on April 2, 2021, at Bellator 255.
Although he hasn’t had the best run in his historic career, he still has title aspirations.
“I’m here for the belt. That’s why I’m here. I’m still playing this game because I want to be a world champion. That is the only reason why I’m still playing this game,” Huerta said during a Bellator 255 media day this week.
The MMA veteran faces Bellator homegrown Chris Gonzalez (5-0), who is looking to add Huerta to his resume.
“I believe he’s a good grappler. That’s kind of what I’ve seen. I don’t really see a lot of other danger really that he can possess,” observed Huerta. “He does strike here and there, but other than that, he’s still up and coming. But he’s facing a veteran, a guy who’s seen a lot of things in this world and in this life and in this cage. I’m definitely going to display that and put him away.”
Gonzalez is also teammates with Huerta’s old nemesis Clay Guida. Guida and Huerta went to war in one of the best fights in UFC history back in 2007.
Huerta was asked what he thought about the pair training together, and for his take on the dynamic, fighting a teammate of Guida’s all these years later.
“It’s nothing man. I saw Clay’s last fight. He did well. Still the same old Clay, not a lot of improvements,” Huerta said. “Just pressures in, good cardio, tough as nails. But I’m here to display some skills. I’ve been all over the world, I’ve seen a lot of things. It’s nothing, a fight’s fight. Clay ain’t going to be in there, not his teammates, not no one. No one’s going to be in there, just him and myself. That’s it. He is in there with me. No one else.”
Watch the full Bellator 255 virtual media day scrum with Roger Huerta above. Bellator 255 takes place Friday, April 2 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The card airs live on Showtime, and will be available in its entirety right here on Cageside Press.