Las Vegas, NV – UFC middleweight Jordan Wright brings a positive mindset into UFC Vegas 62 where he will meet Dusko Todorovic on Saturday night at the UFC APEX.
Wright (12-3) is riding a two-fight losing streak with losses to Bruno Silva and Marc-Andre Barriault respectively.
“The progression has been perfect. I’ve been tested. I’ve had some wins, I’ve had some losses, but you know that’s just life. They taught me a lot of great things. I’m certainly not one to wallow in defeat. I’m always back in the gym no matter what happens. These past few fights have definitely been an amazing learning experience for me,” Wright told Cageside Press among other media on Wednesday.
“I’m the best me that I’ve ever been and it’s my time now. It’s my time.”
Wright’s fan-friendly style of getting into wild fights may have been what got him into trouble in those losses, but he takes opportunities as they come. Even if his coaches ask him to tone it down a bit.
“The thing is like I feel like I go out there just kind of moving and dancing my dance, but then I just see an opportunity and then it’s like BOOM you may as well take it. We’ve trained to be a little bit more conservative in some ways, but if I see the kill definitely will go for it,” Wright said.
“But it’s ok. You hurt the guy you don’t always have to go in immediately. But you know like when I fought Jamie Pickett….like when someone’s rocked like that you’ve got to go in for it!”
Somewhere in the back his coaches probably sighed.
Wright will take on Todorovic who brings a well-rounded set of skills to challenge him in the octagon. Wright said he likes the matchup, but all bets are off until they get into the cage.
With injuries, weight issues and such being such a big issue lately in MMA you have to be ready for anyone.
“I like the matchup. It’s great, but at the end of the day you never know. You never know who’s going to show up. So I came in prepared for anybody. There are some things you want to look out for a specific guy, but at the end of the day…it could be the champion showing up against me that night and i’ll be ready to fight him,” Wright said.
At the end of the day for Wright it’s about being the champion.
“I would love to be super consistent. I want to go back to the gym after this win. Be ready to take another fight whether it’s at 185 or 205 I really don’t care. I really want to be consistent, and make my mark and show people that I’m not one to be messed with,” he said.
“I will be the champion one day.”
Watch the entire media day scrum with Jordan Wright above. Wright takes on Dusko Todorovic at UFC Vegas 62 on Saturday October 15th at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.