Matt Mitrione continues to push his way up the UFC heavyweight division rankings, and could take another step forward when he meets Cheick Kongo at UFC 137 later this month.
“Meathead” and Kongo will be part of the pay-per-view main event, which boasts a bout between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit.
Mitrione, who was a guest on The MMA Hour Monday, revealed that he is in the best shape of his professional career at the moment. The former NFL star has won all five of his pro bouts.
“I feel better right now than I ever have in my life,” Mitrione said. “If Cheick’s lucky enough to beat me, he beat the very best product I could put out there. The very best.”
Four of Mitrione’s five wins have come via knockout, including a second round KO over Christian Morecraft in June. He has also knocked out Tim Hague, Kimbo Slice and Marcus Jones since joining the UFC in late 2009.
“I feel that I am extremely dangerous anywhere inside of an eight-sided cage,” Mitrione said. “I feel like I am a very, very dangerous human being right now.”