MENU
#UFC Fight Night 55 #UFC 217 #Fabricio Werdum #GSP #Michael Bisping #Marcin Tybura


francis-carmont-7.jpgFrancis Carmont (20-7 MMA, 4-0 UFC) hasn’t lost in nearly five years, but to hear him talk about his most recent appearance, it’s clear he doesn’t consider it a true victory.

Carmont has eyes on an eventual shot at the UFC middleweight title, but he knows a split-decision win over Tom Lawlor isn’t going to get him there any faster.

“I didn’t make the fight I wanted,” Carmont told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “I want to finish all my fights, so I’m not satisfied with my performance against Tom Lawlor, but I’m going to come back strong to make a good fight.”

For the 31-year-old Carmont, a French-born fighter now living in Canada, that UFC 154 fight proved a more difficult challenge than he expected. A veteran of fights around the globe, Carmont fought in his adopted hometown of Montreal, and he admits the experience proved problematic.

“I didn’t feel good,” Carmont admitted. “I think there was a lot of pressure because I had a lot of friends and family in Montreal. Usually I go to another country to fight, but this was my country now, and I think there was a little bit of pressure

“When go to another country, you don’t know anybody. You just do your work. But when you fight in your own country, it’s so different.”

Despite the challenge, Carmont did pick up a victory, and he now boasts a nine-fight win streak that includes four UFC outings. He’ll put that run on the line at next month’s “UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez” event, where he meets Strikeforce import Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the evening’s FUEL TV-broadcast preliminary card.

Larkin is a flashy striker who is certainly capable of highlight-reel moments, and Carmont said he’s excited for the chance to engage.

“He’s one of the best middleweights in the world,” Carmont said. “He’s undefeated. He had good performances in Strikeforce, and now he comes to the UFC very hungry to make a big fight and go to the title. But you know, it’s the same for me. I want to have good fights and continue my way to the middleweight belt. But I like the fight because it’s an exciting fighter.

“He’s not a wrestling guy will look to kill the fight. He comes for an exciting fight. I come for that, too. It’s going to be an exciting fight. I prefer to stand up in the fight. He is the same. It’s true, it’s MMA, and you must do wrestling and jiu-jitsu, but if he wants to strike, I’m ready for that.”

And with a win, Carmont could very well be ready for a matchup with a top contender at 185 pounds. With Lawlor, Karlos Vemola, Magnus Cedenblad and Chris Camozzi in his rear-view mirror, Carmont is now starting to let himself consider what lies ahead.

“It’s my target; I want to have that belt,” Carmont said. “For the moment, I’m focused on Lorenz Larkin, but we fight in the best organization in the world, and I want the belt. I want to be the first man in the UFC to defeat Anderson Silva. But it’s not for the moment. It’s Lorenz Larkin, and I’m focused on him.”

And Carmont said he’s focused on getting finishes as he makes his way up the ladder.

“I want people to know who I am,” Carmont said. “I don’t want to make a boring fight. That happens to every fighter. Even Anderson Silva has had boring fights. But I want to forget about that last fight. I want to move forward and put on exciting fights.”

For more on UFC on FOX 7, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

On the Rise: UFC 217 Edition

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC 217 card is deep and exciting, featuring a totally awesome mix of contenders and hopefuls, looking to use the attention cast upon this event as a chance to introduce themselves. Here’s a look read news >>

Trading Shots: Did title turnover at UFC 217 teach us a lesson about the price of arrogance?

  • 15 days ago
  • 667 views

Three champions lost their titles at UFC 217 in an unprecedented changing of the guard. Is there anything to learn from how those champions approached their bouts, and how their challengers handled v read news >>

UFC Fight Night 119 Results: Derek Brunson Finishes Lyoto Machida Via TKO

  • 23 days ago
  • 14 views

One massive left hand from Derek Brunson ruined the return of Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida in front of a stunned audience at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo in the main event of UFC Fight Night 119 read news >>

Cody Garbrandt Explains Why 'All Eyes' Are on Demetrious Johnson After He Finishes T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 217 | MMAWeekly

  • 19 days ago
  • 11 views

Cody Garbrandt wants to make history. The 26-year old Ohio native has never been shy vocalizing his goals, which played a large part in his fast rise to fame in 2016 when he went from an unranked pro read news >>

Ion Cutelaba flagged for possible USADA violation, removed from UFC 217

  • 18 days ago
  • 15 views

UFC 217 has lost a fight at the last minute.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 217 Prelims Deliver Four Finishes

  • 17 days ago
  • 10 views

Recap the UFC 217 prelims action, featuring James Vick, Ovince Saint Preux and more. read news >>

Elias Theodorou Decisions Dan Kelly (UFC Syndey Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 11 views

(Video courtesy of UFC on FOX | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) Check out the highlights from the middleweight bout between Elias Theodorou and Dan Kelly from UFC Fight Night read news >>

UFC-Sydney prelims brought some violent fights and finishes – and one pretty slick one

  • 2 days ago
  • 8 views

Three big finishes, one wild scrap – the UFC Fight Night 121 prelims turned in some memorable action for those who tuned in early.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 119 results: Pedro Munhoz gets another finish, taps Rob Font in first

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

Pedro Munhoz has guillotine choke finishes in three of his past four fights after tapping Rob Font in the first round. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Tai Tuivasa Finishes Rashad Coulter with Flying Knee KO (UFC Sydney Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 16 views

Check out the fight highlights from the heavyweight bout between Tai Tuivasa and Rashad Coulter at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney, Australia. read news >>