I’ve been in a bit of a stupid mind frame lately where I stopped giving a shit about what fighters say because the stuff that comes out of their mouth is often just painful to read. How stupid is that? Here I am – a dude who makes a living off of making fun of fighters – ignoring a literal goldmine of comedic wealth. Like … to the point where I don’t even have to make jokes. I just say “Look at what Justin McCully said!” and we all have a good laugh at his expense.
“I’m not going out there with any other intentions than winning and getting back into title contention,” McCully said. “That is definitely my goal, to get out there and get a belt. I’ve been in this game a long, long time. I’ve been in the gym with some of the best in the world. At any given time, they could have been considered the best in the world — and I handled them in the gym. I think it’s my time to shine.
“With Gonzaga, I slipped on a banana peel. I got swallowed. But that’s not the end of the world. I come back, I have a good showing, then I’m 2-1 in the UFC heavyweight division. Brock, he was 1-1 and he got a title shot with Randy. We all know he sells the most seats and that’s why he got it. But if you’re looking at records, and you’re looking at guys he fought?
“For me going from Antoni Hardonk to Gabriel Gonzaga, that’s probably the two toughest fights I’ve ever seen anybody have in the UFC. To go up to an Eddie Sanchez now is a third really quality opponent. I feel that’s a tough road. And if I prove myself at 2-1 against those three opponents, then definitely I should be considered as a contender.”
Big thanks to jackal Nachtfalter for pointing this out. And I promise, I’ll never skip over interviews with guys like Justin McCully again, lest I miss another awesome quote like this.