Eyeing UFC Return, John Gunderson Doesn’t Fight To Have A Cool Facebook Page


John Gunderson dropping bombs on Gabriel Casillas in the IFL

John Gunderson dropping bombs on Gabriel Casillas in the IFL

“I don’t think I’ve been angry for a fight in a few years. I’m angry now, so we’ll see what happens.”

These are the words of lightweight John “Quick Guns” Gunderson after reading the comments made in a press release by his upcoming Tachi Palace Fights opponent Dominique Robinson.

In preview for their match-up on Feb. 18 in Lemoore, Calif., Robinson had expressed superiority over his opponent, which Gunderson is quick to retort.

“I learned a long time ago to respect opponents, and having said that, he’s said some things that are his opinion, but come that night we’ll find what the truth is,” Gunderson told MMAWeekly.com.

“I laugh when he says he’s better than me in all aspects of the game. I don’t think he’s better than me at anything, and the only way to find out is on fight night.”

Gunderson further refuted Robinson’s claims by saying, “He hasn’t beaten anybody or really done anything with his career to make his claims. I was a little upset when I saw that, but all it’s going to do is make me train harder and my goal is to finish him.”

While he closed out last year with a win, Gunderson starts off a new year where he hopes to rebound from a 2010 that saw him reach his highest of highs only to have it quickly dissipate around him.

“Even with as many fights as I have, I learned so much last year,” commented Gunderson. “I fought in the UFC, which was good and a dream come true, but I went 1-2 and was released.

“I trained with so many UFC guys like Evan Dunham, Gray Maynard, Tyson Griffin, and Sam Stout, just to name a few, and I see what it takes when you get to that level. It’s hard dedication and you’ve got to perform, and that’s the kind of stuff that can dictate the rest of your career.”

Gunderson doesn’t look at his current situation with starry eyes. He realizes the truth of where he’s at and what he needs to do to get back to the top.

“(Defeating Robinson) would be two wins in a row, but I don’t think it’d be a big enough win, because he hasn’t beaten anybody worth mentioning, so I think it will take a couple more fights,” admitted Gunderson.

“I’ve got a couple more fights kind of lined up in the year, so I think with four wins – which is my goal – and I can make an argument to be back.”

While he’s not allowing himself to get derailed by unrealistic expectations, Gunderson does know he has something working on his behalf.

“Even though I lost two fights in the UFC, no one finished me,” he stated. “I wasn’t one of those guys who went in there and got beat down.

“I’m in no hurry, because being in the UFC is one thing and winning is another. I want to make sure when I’m back in the UFC I’m 100-percent ready. I want to make sure if I get a chance to be back there that I’m winning there and not just fighting there.”

Having made mistakes in the past and taking the necessary steps to get back on track, a truly fired up Gunderson looks to start of 2011 with a win to put him one step closer to a UFC return.

“I want to thank Tapout, Shawn Tompkins and all my training partners at Xtreme Couture, he said in closing.

“Come watch the Tachi Palace Fights on Feb 18. There’s a lot of great fights on the card, but our fight should be the most exciting. I don’t fight to have a cool Facebook; I fight because this is a sport that I love.”

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