Fury FC 70: Carlos Lozoya Won’t Be Disappointed If He Doesn’t Get UFC Call, Taking It One Fight At A Time

Carlos Lozoya knows he is close to the UFC but is still taking it one fight at a time.

Lozoya (7-2) returns to the Fury FC cage for the second time this year on October 30, but he is headlining the card this time. He takes on MMA veteran Cleveland McLean, who is currently riding a four-fight win streak.

Lozoya decided to drop to flyweight earlier this year and was successful in his debut when he stopped Randy Villarreal in the second round at Fury FC 60.

With flyweight being a hot commodity, especially on the regional scene, it has really increased the interest of Lozoya and put him on the short list of potential future UFC fighters.

Lozoya knows he is close to the UFC, but he isn’t putting expectations on anything. He’d rather take it one day at a time.

“I’m taking it one day at a time. If I win this fight and then get a call on short notice because there’s no contender series. So, if I get a call on short notice, that’s great; if I don’t get a call, it’s still good,” Lozoya told Cageside Press in an exclusive interview. “If I don’t get the UFC call], I’ll probably fight in December and then just try to stay active. That’s kind of the game plan. I don’t want to wait around.”

“I don’t want to focus on like, ‘alright, yeah, if I finish and then I’m getting into the UFC.’ I don’t want that mentality. I kind of want it to be if I finish him, and then I get a call to the UFC, that’s great; if I finish him, and I don’t get a call, it’s still a great thing. I know I’m still getting experience. And, you know, I want to be active…So yeah, that’s kind of like where my head my head’s at for this.”

Lozoya understands that even if he doesn’t get an immediate call from the UFC, he will have more eyeballs on him than ever, with his fight being on UFC Fight Pass.

The 27-year-old is planning on putting on a show in his first Fury FC main event by finishing McLean and snapping the veteran’s winning streak.

“I know I’m going to get a finish, all respect to Cleveland because he’s a finisher too. But I just know I’m like levels above anybody in the regional scene. And I know, I know where I belong,” Lozoya said. “I think there’s a huge difference in level and technique that I have just from my lifetime of grappling. I just know it’s gonna come, you know. So, no matter whether it’s on my feet or whether it’s on the ground, I know I’m gonna finish this fight. I am a ground fighter, so it’s probably going to be a submission of some sort. But I’m excited to stand with Cleveland a little bit.”

Watch the rest of our interview with Carlos Lozoya above. Lozoya vs. McLean goes down this Sunday exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.