Russian fighter Albert Duraev is determined to prove he is more than just a fighter at UFC on ESPN 43.
Duraev (15-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will take on Chidi Njokuani (22-8 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on Saturday in the main event at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Duraev promises to demonstrate a comprehensive game in battle.
“My opponent is tall, which makes him a little uncomfortable for me, but I have been working and preparing for it,” Duraev told MMA Junkie and other reporters through an interpreter at a pre-fight press conference on Wednesday. “Honestly, he can't do anything to me. I am dangerous. You only see me as a fighter. But trust me, I can hit, I can work standing up and I can beat everyone in my division. My opponent is no excuse, but if I get a chance to use my wrestling, of course I will.”