Rhys McKee is facing Alex Morono in his next fight at UFC Fight Night 183
Rhys McKee was on the Blood, Sweat and Tears podcast as he spoke about his next opponent, Alex Morono.
Morono was also on the show a few days back and it was time for McKee to share his thoughts on the clash.
The Northern Ireland star currently has a 10-3-1 record in MMA and is coming off a loss against Khamzat Chimaev.
However, McKee believes his clash against Morono could be special. Skeletor, as McKee is called, also said he was smiling since the fight was set up and expected it to be a slobber knocker:
“Alex poses a lot of challenges. As you said, he is massively experienced and he is aggressive. He likes to stand, likes to bang, good ground game, he is a good all-rounder.
“Alex isn’t someone we took lightly in the camp. With that being said, it is another fight for me to showcase how good I am. What I can do with a full camp and that is exactly what I intend to do.
“I am very excited. I like the style of this match-up. It is fantastic, I smile every time I think of this fight and the smile hasn’t left for the last 14 weeks.
“It could be a sleeper fight that some people look past but when they watch it back, it has all the makings of a great fight again.”
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Ready for the bonus
McKee also claimed he was going to put on quite a performance on Saturday and pick up the Performance of the Night bonus.
The Northern Ireland star added that he had been to Las Vegas in the past and had vowed only to return if he was fighting in the city.
Coming out of Northern Ireland seems to be a huge talking point for McKee too. The 28-year-old suggested that there are several talented stars in the country and it was an honour for him to represent his land.
He hoped that these appearances would open the doors for others trying to make it to the UFC since he was the only current Northern Ireland star on the roster.
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