Former UFC bantamweight champion American Cody Garbrandt admitted that he considers his future opponent compatriot Rob Font to be a strong fighter, but is still confident that experience will play a key role during their confrontation.
Cody Garbrandt certainly likes the fight and Font is skilled just like any other ranked bantamweight.
That said, he believes there are question marks with the Massachussetts native and that he’ll eventually come out on top.
“It’s a fight that I really like a lot,” Cody Garbrandt told ESPN. “You don’t get to be in the top 10, top 5 without being skilled. Not taking anything away from Rob Font but he has a lot of boxes that need to be checked. He’s never been in a main event, he’s never been in a high profile fight, never been in a five-round fight.
“Those are all things I’ve been in and passed. … I just feel I’m the overall better fighter in all areas, wherever it needs to go. ”
“This ain’t the Cody Garbrandt that he’s seen,” he added. “This is gonna be a different one. I don’t think anybody’s seen this, not even the Dominick Cruz fight.
“I’m just excited to go out there and perform. I got respect for the guy and his camp and sh * t like that, but I’m taking him out. ”