With UFC releases on the rise, Clay Guida doesn’t seem too concerned, despite the fact that UFC president Dana White stated in a recent radio interview that he wasn’t pleased with how the former Strikeforce champion has been performing.
Guida felt that fighters who are mentally weak are the ones who are getting the axe.
“If you fear for your job, you’d better start doing it the right way.” said Guida on Verbal Submission. “That’s why we go out there and fight every fight like it could be our last because you never know.”
After years in the lightweight division, Guida made the cut to featherweight after taking a pair of losses. His last two encounters saw him take on Gray Maynard and Hatsu Hioki, with “The Carpenter” using lots of footwork, but with little offense to match.
Guida currently holds the record for most split-decisions in the UFC with seven.
“Every day could be our last,” said Guida. “I’m out there to put on a show, to have fun and get my hand raised.”
He meets Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX on April 20 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Their place on the card has not been finalized.