Drew Dober has huge struggle against Rafael Alves day after today night time (Sat., July 30, 2022) at UFC 277 live on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV)/ABC/ESPN from inside American Airlines Space in Dallas, Tex., on the other hand the lightweight veteran is already occupied with a imaginable struggle with rising superstar Paddy Pimblett.
If Dober is able to add every other feather to his lightweight cap this weekend at UFC 277 he’d love the danger to struggle “Baddy” and see what the hype is all about. Take into accout, Pimblett is 3-0 throughout the Octagon and coming off an impressive submission finish over Jordan Leavitt at UFC London last weekend.
“I want to collide with that hype train understand that,” mentioned Dober right through Wednesday’s pre-fight media scrum. “O2 Space? That can be incredible, on the other hand yeah, he has a in fact forged jiu-jitsu sport, and he showcased it inside of the remainder struggle. He does move away his chin to be had available in the market, which I think that can pose some problems when fighting me, on the other hand I’m open and sport for the danger, and we’ll see what comes up after this on Saturday.”
While Dober has fought some of the perfect imaginable inside the division, in conjunction with Islam Makhachev and Beneil Dariush, he’s taking a look to take part in fan-favorite matchups moving forward and isn’t overly referring to himself with ratings. Saturday’s tilt with Alves might supply Dober with exactly what he’s searching for.
“The ratings are cool and the whole thing,” Dober mentioned. “Being a part of the ratings was once as soon as incredible, on the other hand it’s fighting the celebs that I’m additional anxious about. I don’t care regarding the amount, and the gold is excellent, on the other hand in truth I merely want to be like a Donald Cerrone, Clay Guida, Joe Lauzon. Like those cats who have certainly not held the gold on the other hand have implausible fights during their complete career, and I’m gonna chase the call understand that.
“I’m gonna attempt to sneak up those ratings, on the other hand it’s not what I put my concepts on. My concepts are at all times on the largest and perfect imaginable fights each and every single time I’m inside the cage, on account of I don’t know when this is gonna be over for me, and so the next one after this, he can be ranked or not ranked, on the other hand I want a big-name struggle.”