Paris, France – Caught in the shuffling of matchups at UFC Paris was featherweight William Gomis who is now facing Yanis Ghemmouri on Saturday night after his original opponent fell out.
“My last opponent had an injury I think. He can’t come to fight against me. It’s why I’m going to fight another French,” Gomis told reporters including Cageside Press on Wednesday.
Originally set to face Lucas Almeida he was then shifted over to face Ghemmouri, a fellow Frenchman, at UFC Paris. Gomis took the change in stride.
“I feel good because (a) fight is (a) fight, and it’s my job,” he said.
Even though Ghemmouri is French, as is Gomis, he wasn’t really on the radar for ‘Jaguar’.
“I never watched his fight, but I know him. I know him, and it’s special, but I’m ready too,” said Gomis.
“I think I’m going to win this fight, easily I think, but it will be a good war.”
Gomis hopes to be able to avoid what happened in his last fight almost getting caught in a triangle against Francis Marshall in April before surviving and winning the bout by split-decision.
“This time it (won’t) be the same thing. It’s the last time you see me in (that) situation,” he said.
Watch the entire media day scrum with William Gomis above. He takes on Yanis Ghemmouri at UFC Paris on Saturday.