UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Santos is promising his fans to bring back his old aggressive style against Johnny Walker.
Santos takes on Walker in the headliner of next Saturday’s UFC Vegas 38 card. For Santos, he is the No. 5 ranked fighter in the UFC light heavyweight division, but he has lost his last three fights in a row against Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, and Aleksandar Rakic. Obviously, there is no shame in losing to those three fighters, but Santos just hasn’t looked like his old aggressive self in his last few fights. Instead of being the knockout artist that he once was in the Octagon, Santos has gone the distance in two of his last three fights. He wants that streak to end when he faces off against the fellow Brazilian Walker.
Speaking to AG Fight ahead of the Walker fight, Santos promised that he will get back to his old ways against Walker. After a timid performance against Rakic, Santos is now promising to bring the pain once again.
“I’m sure that for this fight I’ll show something much better than my last two fights. I’m feeling better and I’m sure it will be another Thiago ‘Marreta’. These two fights that went by brought me the experience and confidence that I needed to get back to fighting like before. If you stand still for a long time, it’s different. So I got two fights, getting back into the rhythm and I’ll be much better. (I’m going to be) very aggressive, but aware. It’s not just getting in there and getting out there. I’m a veteran, so I have a lot of experience and I have to use it when fighting,” Santos said.
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