by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
Not one to sit and bask in his glory too much, Mac Danzig is set to return to action on April 19, just four months after his successful finale win on the Ultimate Fighter season six, and his first task at hand will be Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Mark Bocek.
Danzig confirmed the fight on MMAWeekly Radio on Thursday night.
“It’s going to be April 19 in Montreal against Mark Bocek,” said the Ultimate Fighter. “That’s what the UFC decided, so I think it’s a good fight for me though, and that’s what they came up with and I’m going to take that, whatever they offer me.”
Danzig will be stepping into Bocek’s home country of Canada to take this fight, but the former King of the Cage veteran isn’t concerned about hometown advantages in the bout.
“That really doesn’t mean anything to me,” he commented about fighting in Bocek’s home country. “I like fighting in Canada. I’ve fought in Canada about four or five times now. I’m used to going up there, I like the fans up there and I had a really good time every time I fought in Canada.”
Just finishing a series of seminars in Canada, Danzig has returned home and will work between his camp in Los Angeles and Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas to prepare for the bout with Bocek.
Dominating his way through the competition on the Ultimate Fighter last season, he is hopeful that the upcoming fight with Bocek will be exciting, something he knows he is responsible for at the end of the day.
“I can’t say that I’m super, super excited about the actual style match-up,” said Danzig candidly. “It’s kind of two of the same, similar styles fighting. I’m a little more adept with my stand-up than he is, but he’s got a similar style to mine, so I hope that that doesn’t make for a boring fight. It’s my job to make an exciting fight, so that’s what I plan on doing.”
Danzig will have the opportunity to show his exciting style to the Canadian fans on April 19 as the UFC debuts in Montreal at the Bell Centre with a main event pitting current welterweight champion Matt Serra against interim champ Georges St. Pierre.