As Ryan Bader prepares for the biggest test of his young career at UFC 110, he keeps his eyes focused on the ultimate goal of dawning UFC gold around his waist.
“My long-term goal is to become the UFC champion and to hold that 205-pound title. If you’re not really in it to do that, why even bother with a sport like this? I’m not in the UFC to be mediocre,” Bader told MMAFighting.com.
Keith Jardine will be a good test for Bader who has shown tremendous improvement in his stand-up, something that Jardine is wll aware of.
A win over the Greg Jackson-trained Jardine this Saturday night at UFC 110 would immediately open up doors for Bader to challenge the UFC’s elite light heavyweights in future bouts.