Thrilling welterweight contender Danny Roberts is the lone UK consultant at UFC 274 in Arizona this weekend, and he’s decided to placed on a present.
‘Scorching Chocolate’ is hoping he’ll make it three wins in a row in opposition to MMA veteran Francisco Trinaldo on Saturday evening, earlier than shifting on to combat on the O2 Area in London when the UFC returns to this aspect of the pond in July.
Roberts was initially set to journey to Rio to tackle Brazil native Trinaldo. The combat will now happen on impartial grounds however that’s not essentially music to the ears of the previous Cage Warriors champion, who says he relishes going into hostile territory.
“Hear, on the subject of that sort of stuff, I’m a gangster for that,” Roberts advised talkSPORT. “I don’t give a s***. I’ll combat anybody anyplace, of their yard. You recognize, Germans in Germany, Russians in Russia. I really like all that, I really like being the underdog.”
At 43 years outdated, Trinaldo is without doubt one of the oldest fighters on the UFC roster, however the Brazilian seems to be growing old like a advantageous wine and has picked up 4 wins in his final 5 fights.
Roberts is definitely not overlooking his UFC 274 opponent however is assured he’ll decide up a stoppage win to earn himself a spot on the UFC London card.
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“I see so many openings for me to get the end,” he mentioned. “I see sloppiness by him. I see medical putting on my half, and I see me ending the combat. Each time this man pops into my thoughts, there hasn’t been as soon as the place I haven’t ended the combat earlier than the ultimate bell.”
In a super world, Roberts will see his KO prediction come true at UFC 274, earlier than shortly turning round for a combat on July 23.
“UFC 274 is my first protocol,” he mentioned. “I’m going to get that completed after which after that, I’ve already spoke to my agent and Sean Shelby, we’re trying to line one thing up fast
“So, like I say, hold this (face) unmarked and recent, the physique good and wholesome and UFC London. Yeah, I’m hopefully trying to get myself on that card.