It’s a pretty surreal feeling for unbeaten Aleksa Camur as he prepares to make his Octagon debut this Saturday, especially considering the main event is Conor McGregor taking on Donald Cerrone.
While he is mum on his outright prediction for this weekend’s headliner between McGregor and Cerrone, Camur plans to set the table for the welterweight headliner when he takes on Justin Ledet at UFC 246. The light heavyweight matchup will serve as the headliner for the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Camur, who earned a UFC contract after finishing Fabio Cherant on last season of Dana White’s Contender Series, joined MyMMANews.com to discuss the matchup Monday morning as he gets ready to grace the UFC, and the 205-pound division with his presence. The 24-year-old Ohio native talks about his quick rise as a pro to his UFC debut, having a long, grueling training camp, how nerves heading into this fight — or any fight — is typical and how it helps him compete, what he hopes to show this Saturday in the Octagon, goals for 2020, movies that we should see and much more.
In addition, Camur says he has a lot of respect for his tough and gritty opponent as he looks to make it 6-0 as a pro this Saturday on the big stage in Las Vegas.
“He has my respect,” Camur said of Ledet when speaking to MyMMANews.com. “A lot of people are counting him out, but he has my respect. He just fought two tough dudes in the light heavyweight division [Aleksandar Rakic and Johnny Walker], so you really can’t count him out. He’s a tough dude but I’ve got a game plan to go in there and get my hand raised with whatever I got to do. I think it’s a good matchup, I think it’s a good test for me and I think it’s a good first fight [in the UFC].
“He’s a tough dude, I’m tougher and I’m ready to go.”
Check out the full conversation with Aleksa Camur as he prepares to face Justin Ledet this Saturday at UFC 246 in the video above.