"His ground game is so high level, so only a few guys can compete with him on the ground and not get submitted. My ground game is underrated, and this is good. My opponent will be surprised when the ‘kickboxer' can choke him out. I don't see this fight going over the judges scorecards. My game plan is to fight him in stand up; this is where I feel dominant against a ground specialist, but of course if we end up on the mats, we will fight there as well. It would be such on honor to get the title shot and my biggest dream would come true."