Carlos Ruz, the man who will fight Selena Gomes at UFC 200 on July 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is not ready to take the fight to a neutral site.
In a new interview with ESPNCricinfo, Ruiz was asked if he would fight on a neutral ground.
“It’s a long shot,” he replied.
“I’ve been training in the Philippines and fighting in the US, so I’ve been doing it for almost a year.
I’ve only been training for one fight.
I’m a fighter.
I know how to do it.”
Ruiz has previously fought in the UFC and in the promotion’s welterweight division.
He has yet to win a UFC fight.
Ruiz, who was knocked out in his last fight with the UFC, has not been a dominant fighter in the octagon, but he did show signs of improvement against the much more dominant Georges St-Pierre, and it appears that he has the necessary skillset to compete with the best in the division.
In terms of the weight class, Ruz is one of the biggest names on the lightweight division.
While most fighters will look for a fight at welterweights or lightweight, he could look to make his mark at middleweight.
He also has some experience in mixed martial arts.
He was the middleweight champion at the time of his UFC debut.
“I think a welter or lightweight fight will be more difficult than a middleweight fight, but I think if I do it, I’ll be able to do a lot,” he said.
“For me, I’m still young, so there are some fights that I’m not ready for yet.
I just want to show the fans what I’m capable of and the fans want to see that.
I think I’m ready for it.”