by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
When Roger Huerta steps into the Octagon on Saturday night he will look to close out 2007 with his 5th win of the year by defeating quite possibly the toughest opponent he’s ever faced in Chicago native, Clay Guida.
Since debuting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in late 2006, Roger Huerta has garnered much attention for his undying pension for exciting and high paced fights.
Many critics have been quick to point out however that the Texas based fighter has not been challenged in the UFC by a legitimate top ten level competitor, but all of the questions about his roster of opponents will be answered when he faces Guida.
An absolute cardio machine with a ton of talent behind him, Guida presents the most difficult task to date for Huerta, but he feels adequately prepared and trained for this fight.
“We’ve done everything that we could have done to prepare for this fight,” said Huerta. “The truth is I’m just more than ready to weigh in tomorrow and get in there on Saturday.”
Huerta understands the opposition that will stand across him in the cage at the “Ultimate Fighter” finale and he’s ready for the challenge and expects it to be an exciting fight.
“Every time I come to fight, I take everything one step at a time and I always think of my opponents individually,” Huerta stated. “It’s just going to be an action packed fight, we’re going to be out there slugging it out.”
Widely recognized after appearing as the first mixed martial artist to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, Huerta has endured all the scrutiny and pressure he could possibly imagine but he’s ready with nothing on his mind but the fight at hand.
“I don’t think about any pressures or anything like that,” said a confident Huerta.
Guida will present a very arduous test for Huerta with his unbelievable cardio to go along with his wrestling, stand-up and submissions, but the Texan believes he is more than ready to match his opponents skills.
“I’m better than him at anything he can do and that’s the bottom line,” said Huerta.
Ultimately if Huerta is able to pull off the win over Guida he will improve upon his already impressive record in the UFC and has championship gold in his sites.
“I will be 6-0 after Saturday and I would definitely want that title for sure,” Huerta stated about the lightweight title.
Huerta will get his chance to go 6-0 in the Octagon when he faces Clay Guida at the Ultimate Fighter finale in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday night.