Las Vegas, NV – UFC lightweight Clay Guida has fought in MMA for a very long time and even with the amount of miles on his body the 39-year-old isn’t ready to quit just yet. In a rare twist he’s facing a fighter that is older than him for once.
“Geez I remember I used to be the young guy. It’s been a long time. Yeah we’re going to show him (Santos) they get older and I stay the same age. He’s quite a bit older than me and we’re going to make him feel that way in there. I’ll be 40 in a week, I feel like I’m going on 20. In better shape now than when I was 25,” Guida said at UFC Vegas 44 media day on Wednesday at the UFC APEX.
“Every time I look out my window at the hotel I see the Mandalay Bay where we made our debut back in 2006. UFC 64. It’s just a constant reminder that we’ve got a lot left in our gas tank.”
Guida (38-21) is coming off a split decision loss in August and will look to bounce back against Leonardo Santos (18-4-1) who will bring a high-level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game that he will look to match with his wrestling.
“I’ll always take wrestling over jiu jitsu in a mixed martial arts competition. In this case we’ve just got to be very careful down there. We’ve fought black belts before we beat black belts. We’ve submitted them we’ve been submitted by very high level guys too. Once the ground and pound comes out many have fallen to ‘The Carpenter’ just because of our pace and our frenetic style on top.”
“We’re going to take him where he’s never been before.”
Clay Guida takes on Leonardo Santos on the main card of UFC Vegas 44 at the UFC APEX on December 4th.
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