UFC Orlando: Clay Guida Wants To Set Records, Says “Hurricane Guida” Will Rip Through Octagon

Orlando, FL – MMA fan favorite and UFC lightweight Clay Guida steps into the octagon once again this time against Scott Holtzman at UFC Orlando on Saturday night.

Guida (37-22) has fought professionally since 2003 and holds a unique amount of experience in the cage.

“I tell you what, our last fight was (laughs) I thought I had seen everything but I’ve never seen a guy that slick on the ground with his leg lock. Claudio Puelles was, man, he was like lighting down there. We went from one submission to the next, to the next, we defended them and he caught us in that leg lock. It was amazing Dan Hooker was able to get away from so many of those submissions,” Guida told the press on Wednesday.

“I think at that point we’ve seen just about it all, but man this sport always seems to surprise you when you least expect it. So you never know.”

Guida has fought the who’s who of MMA fighters at 155 pounds, and it seems like he doesn’t even bother to ask who the opponent is anymore.

“We’ve fought everybody and we’re willing to fight them all again,” he said.

Being much closer to the end of his career now what does Guida have left to accomplish in MMA?

“We know that we’re always going to go out there and put on a show. Entertaining, fight at a high pace, and be exciting. We’re going to leave the fans, now we actually get to fight….I did a full contract plus one fight. I think I did 5 fights in APEX arena so it’s nice to be able to fight in front of a full capacity crowd in the state that I live in now,” he said.

“So I have bunch of friends, family, the whole Guida mafia. We’ve got people coming from all over the country and just the Florida fans, the people watching all over the world are going to be in for a show come Saturday night.”

As for what Guida is looking to accomplish with what is left of his MMA career, he had a list ready.

“I want to be known for being one of the most entertaining fighters of all time. I want to have the most takedowns in UFC history, and the most fights. Right now Jim Miller is ahead of me on the most fights, I’ve got some work to do there. He’s got number 41 coming up which is pretty amazing,” Guida said.

In terms of this fight, for Guida, it’s personal in a sense.

“There’s a lot to fight for this weekend. Specially the, you know, the hurricane relief that rocked our town a couple of months ago. I wasn’t there for it so we’re going to really be fighting for Florida,” he said.

“When Hurricane Guida rips through the octagon December 3rd.”

Watch the entire media day scrum with Clay Guida above. He takes on Scott Holtzman in the prelims at UFC Orlando on Dec. 3rd at Amway Center.