Al Iaquinta is set to fight Jorge Masvidal this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 63 and spoke about the upcoming fight with Fox Sports.com.
“I’ve seen a little bit of it on Twitter, but I haven’t really heard any interviews with him. A bunch of people have told me he just sounds completely ignorant whenever he talks,” Iaquinta said. “I’m not really taking too much of what he says to heart. I’ve heard he said ‘fight like a man’ — well I’ve got three knockouts in a row so you’re going to get a fight with me.”
Al Iaquinta (11-3) 6 KOs, 1 Subs & 4 Decision wins. AL is also 4-1 in his last five fights and is also riding a three fight winning streak. He beat Kevin Lee at UFC 169 by unanimous decision, but then lost to Mitch Clarke by second round Brabo choke at UFC 173. He then knocked out Rodrigo Damm in September of 2014 in the third round, Ross Pearson in November in the second round, and then Joe Lauzon at UFC 183 in the second round.
“He’s been around the game, he’s a veteran. But the thing that he’s missing, he’s not hungry, he’s not young, up and coming anymore,” Iaquinta said. “I’ve seen what all these guys have and I’m going for it. No one’s going to stop me. This is my time to get what’s mine.”
The main event is a featherweight bout with No. 2 UFC featherweight Chad Mendes against No. 4 UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas and the co-main event is Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal.
UFC Fight Night 63 goes down on April 4, 2015 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia will air on Fox Sports 1.