LFA middleweight and Factory X product Josh Fremd (7-1) returns for his second straight LFA main event this Friday at LFA 108. He faces Gregory “Robocop” Rodrigues for the vacant LFA middleweight title.
Fremd is on a five-fight win streak, with four of those wins coming by way of stoppage. His last three wins have come via first-round stoppage, including his most recent win against Bruno Oliveira, which got him the title shot.
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Fremd spoke to Cageside Press about the match-up with Rodrigues and how he sees it going.
“I think is a great match-up for the both of us, honestly. Both of our goals are to get into the UFC. I see it[the fight] happening so many different ways. I envision so many ways of me winning,” Fremd said.
“I believe I can catch him early. If I don’t catch him early, I believe I’m going to wear him down, you know, all that muscle, all that blood is going to be rushing. He’s a grappler, and you know, I’m not easy to hold down; I’m a scrapper. If it doesn’t end early, I predict it will end in the third or fourth round – when he can’t pick his arms up because he is so tired.”
With a win over Rodrigues, a call from the UFC will most likely be coming to Fremd, as every single LFA Middleweight Champion has been signed to the organization.
“If I can go out there and perform the way I know I can perform, and especially if I put him away in the first round, man, I don’t know how you can deny me,” Fremd said. “Like how can you say ‘no Josh Fremd, you don’t deserve a seat at the table?'”
Fremd said that the goal is to get to the UFC because he has some bad blood with Bellator. He said that he took a fight on short notice at Bellator 186 against Ryan Park, and after he defeated him in the second round via TKO, the promotion paid him and never called him back or reached out.
“I went back to get my paycheck and then pretty much got kicked out the room,” Fremd laughed.
Check out the rest of the interview above where Josh Fremd talks about not having a nickname, the Pittsburgh Steelers, training camp, UFC 262, and more.
Josh Fremd fights Gregory Rodrigues at LFA 108 this Friday on UFC Fight Pass.