“I’m probably catching him at a good time, same with Pearson when I fought him,” Ray said. “He’s still dangerous, but he’s had a lot of fights in the UFC, and he’s been around for 10years in the UFC or something. I feel like he’s got the same drive and the same motivation …You’ve got to kind of look at the results, look at his last few performances. They haven’t maybe been the best.“That was a close fight with Marcin Held, and he exposed some things in the fight and stuff. So I think I’m catching him at a good time, but I do know he’s obviously still dangerous.”
Other than recognition and maybe some extra crash, a win on Saturday would meansome welcome added momentum after a loss to Alan Patrick at September’s UFC Fight Night 95 event snapped a five-fight streak. While Ray iskeeping these considerationsat the back of his mind for now,he already dares to think big about what the victory could mean for his future.And it’s one that could involve the main spot in the UFC’s return to Glasgow, currently set for July 16.
“I haven’t really got anybody in mind,” Ray said. “But it would be good to get either a big name, or someone ranked above me, and could headline the (SSE) Hydro (arena).”
To hear Ray’s own take on the scrap against Lauzon, check out the video above.And for more on UFC Fight Night 108, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.