Clay Guida is 37-years-old and will return to the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC Newark. The OG of the sport will take on Jim Miller, fresh off being inducted into the Hall of Fame for his fight against Diego Sanchez.
“A lot of other people talk about the big ‘R’ word, retirement,” Guida told MMA Junkie. “That’s as far away for me now as it has been in my career. I’m in better shape now than when I was in 21, I’m in better shape than when I was 25. I am more focused, I’m just understanding the game now more than ever. I’m making improvements every camp and every time I step in the cage. I’m just having so much (fun) doing this right now. One fight at a time is definitely a good description. Come Saturday you’re going to see a much more improved ‘Carpenter.’”
For Guida, he says he still feels fresh. And, he is still picking up wins as he is looking to extend his winning streak to two.
Something else going his way is the fact that he is the co-main event, which he says is awesome to be this high up in the card.
“It’s great to be back towards the top of the card where Jim Miller and I were for al long time,” Guida said. “He’s had longevity in the sport, he’s fought the who’s who and I think we have like nine or 10 mutual opponents. It was just a matter of time until we got in there and tangled horns.
“It’s going to be like a tornado. It is just going to be a matter of time until this fight hits the ground. It’s going to be a whirlwind, it’s going to be like tumbleweeds flying around there. Two masters on the ground, and it’s going to be something to see.”
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