“You never know what’s gonna happen when I enter the Octagon. I always bring fighters something special every time.”
While Rozenstruik promises “lessons will be learned” in this matchup of four versus seven, he’s not looking to fight anyone ranked below him moving forward; his only focus is working toward a title shot.
“Right now it’s really important to win this fight, and after this one, I’m looking for one more,” he said. “Then, of course, I’m looking for the title shot.”
He knows he’d be joining a waitlist, likely behind former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but that doesn’t bother Rozenstruik. While he believes Jones “has earned the right” to skip the line to challenge for a seat on the heavyweight throne, Rozenstruik knows he’ll get there eventually. And when he does, he doesn’t care who he’s facing, only that he gets his hand raised in the end.
“For me, I don’t care what’s going to happen. Who sits on the throne is what matters. Whoever has the belt — that’s the person we’re after.”
But before he can get there, Rozenstruik knows he has to first get through the opponent that stands directly in front of him; an opponent with the exact same goal, no less.
“I see it, I respect it, but I’m a different type of fighter, and we’re going to see Saturday night.”