Johnny Eduardo scored one of the best knockouts of the year in 2014, and wants to steal the show against Aljamain Sterling.
Sidelined for over a year due to injuries, the Nova Uniao bantamweight takes on the undefeated Serra Jiu-Jitsu prospect in the preliminary portion of Thursday’s UFC Fight Night 80, and feels happy to be back in action facing another top ranked opponent.
“I’m excited with this opportunity to fight another top 10,” Eduardo told MMAFighting.com. “He’s a good fighter, but his best part is his mouth. He talks a lot. He knows how to sell and promote a fight, different than other fighters.”
But even though he praises Sterling’s abilities to promote himself, Eduardo thinks his opponent has crossed a line, and will pay for it inside the Octagon at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan.
“He’s doing it in a way that isn’t pleasant,” said the Brazilian. “He’s trying to get inside my head, attacking me with insane attitudes. We try to sell a fight, but always in a polite way. We have to respect our opponents. He’s just getting me more and more excited to go there and break his jaw, like I did with Eddie Wineland.
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