Chris Camozzi UFC on FoxAfter suffering back-to-back losses in the UFC, Chris Camozzi was able to get back on track with a win over Dustin Jacoby in January. In the process, he was able to finally feel fully in synch with the promotion for the first time since debuting for them two years ago.

“The fight got me back in the win column, obviously, but it’s just another step for me to becoming more comfortable in the Octagon,” he said.

Camozzi told MMAWeekly.com that he feels that comfort level will continue when he fights again on June 22 at UFC on FX 4.

“That was my fifth fight with them, and I feel like that is the most comfortable I’ve felt in there and that’s going to translate into this fight, as well,” he said. “I’m doing what I need to do and am able to think more clearly in there without the excitement and adrenaline affecting me.”

Even though he’s got a winning record for the UFC, Camozzi knows he has to stay on the winning track to ensure his spot with the company.

“I try not to think about it, and just go in and do my thing, but every fight now is important,” he said. “You can get cut at any moment, so every fight is the most important fight.”

On June 22, Camozzi feels he’ll have a good opportunity to build a winning streak when he takes on Nick Catone.

“I’m taller, I’m bigger, and I’m more well-rounded,” said Camozzi. “I think he’s a good wrestler and has good boxing, but I’ve gotten better everywhere. I know my wrestling hasn’t shown as much lately, but I am a good wrestler and I’m hoping it shows in this fight.

“I know he wants to take me down and hold me down, so I’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen, use my reach and get the win.”

Catone is coming off an Achilles tendon injury, which sidelined him for over a year. When asked if he feels he can use this layoff to his advantage, Camozzi joked, “I hope so.”

On a more serious note, he added, “There might be a little ring rust, but who knows? He’s been sitting on the sidelines for a year watching everyone else fight, and I know I’d get stir crazy if I waited that long, so I’m expecting him to come stronger and hungrier than ever.”

Looking forward to the rest of the year, Camozzi is not only looking to secure his spot in the UFC, but also help pay for his impending nuptials after his recent engagement.

“I’m hoping to maybe get on the Denver card (UFC 150 on Aug. 11),” he said. “I’m always going to other guys’ hometowns to fight, so I’d love to have somebody come to Denver to fight me.

“Hopefully I can put this one away quick and then get on the Denver card and keep rolling from there. I’m not looking past this guy, but if things go perfectly, I’d like to get back in there and fight as soon as possible.”

E-mail Mick Hammond
For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Understanding the New Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts | FIGHTLAND

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Finally, there will be substantial changes to unified rules of mixed martial arts, which will come into effect on January 1, 2017. Not only will the rule c read news >>

With Velasquez fight off UFC 207, Fabricio Werdum wants to fast-forward to rematch with champ Miocic

  • 24 days ago
  • 23 views

With his rematch against a fellow former heavyweight champion off the table for UFC 207 on Friday, Fabricio Werdum has one pretty big idea of what his next fight could be, instead. Filed under: News, read news >>

Ronda Rousey Finally Makes Fight Week Appearance (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 80 views

Though she has been in the midst of a media blackout, Ronda Rousey finally appears in UFC 207 Embedded. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Got Me Pregnant: A Memoir

  • 22 days ago
  • 10 views

Like a true friend, Ronda Rousey found me when I was down and out. I was working 14 hours a day at a job that paid very little. It was monotonous—endless days spent mostly sitting around. The kind of read news >>

Brooklyn's own Phillipe Nover booked for UFC 208 home fight vs. Rick Glenn

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

Veteran featherweight Phillipe Nover finally will get a chance to fight in New York – and he’ll do it in his Brooklyn backyard.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brooklyn's own Phillipe Nover booked for UFC 208 home fight vs. Rick Glenn

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

Veteran featherweight Phillipe Nover finally will get a chance to fight in New York – and he’ll do it in his Brooklyn backyard.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 207 staff picks: Readers like Amanda Nunes, but how many of us are taking Ronda Rousey?

  • 21 days ago
  • 29 views

We’ve finally reached the end of the 2016 UFC calendar year. Check out our picks for the UFC 207 main card inside. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

John Lineker's simple plan for Dillashaw: 'If I don't run after him, at some point he'll need to come forward'

  • 20 days ago
  • 11 views

A narrow split decision win over John Dodson taught John Lineker a few lessons for his UFC 207 scrap against T.J. Dillashaw: “I won’t make the same mistakes I made with Dodson, of running after him t read news >>

As Ronda Rousey Ducks Media, Amanda Nunes Waits for Her Championship Moment

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes finally got together Thursday afternoon during the ceremonial weigh-ins for their women’s bantamweight title fight at UFC 207. The ensuing staredown was brief and routin read news >>

LeBron James 'knows exactly how' Ronda Rousey is feeling right now

  • 18 days ago
  • 35 views

Ronda Rousey is likely down, though it’s not exactly clear if she’s out – of the sport anyway. But one of the planet’s most recognizable athletes said he knows exactly what she’s going through.Filed read news >>