Boston, MA – Now that he’s back in the promotion following his TUF 31 finale victory at UFC 292 over Austin Hubbard on Saturday night, Kurt Holobaugh now looks to go full speed ahead to make a run in his second stint on the roster.
“All gas no brakes. I’m not getting any younger, but you know, I’m not satisfied just being back here in the UFC,” Holobaugh told reporters including Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.
“I want to be here. I want to make a legit run. I think I can do that. I want to get a number beside my name, and I want to keep on going. I want to keep on fighting some of the best guys in the world.”
Holobaugh (20-7) is aiming high for his call out back in the UFC. In his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan he called out rising star Paddy Pimblett for a fight.
“Yeah man he’s got a name. He’s a rising star, but reality is I was in the UFC long before that guy. I feel like the UFC kind of butters him a little bit. Kind of gives him some easy fights, but he’s never fought somebody with the experience that I have. He’s never fought somebody that’s just did what I did on The Ultimate Fighter,” said Holobaugh.
Now back in the UFC, back to fighting, and at 36-years-old he continues to strive for the gold.
“I want to keep testing myself,” he said.
“And always the ultimate goal is to be UFC world champion.”
Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Kurt Holobaugh above.