Charles Rosa is heading to UFC 210, where he will be taking on another top prospect in Shane Burgos.
Rosa recently signed a new contract with the UFC, despite a 2-2-0 record in the promotion.
“I signed a new 4-fight contract with the UFC. It was a long process, honestly... I really wanted that contract. I made it happen. We finally got everything, and came to good terms, and got a deal. I got everything I wanted. I’m where I want to be. I want to be in the UFC, fighting the best guys. I had other options, maybe for a little bit better money with other things, but you know what, at this point, I want to be in the UFC. I want to fight the best, and I want to be able to wake up in the morning, and look myself in the mirror, knowing that I’m fighting the best guys in the world, and I can call myself the best fighter when I win the belt,” Rosa said to Bloody Elbow.
Despite a subpar record in the UFC, the fighter also knows that training with American Top Team will make him a better fighter.
“I’ve been training at American Top Team, and now that I’m in the UFC, I get way better looks, as far as training partners, and pads, and the right training coaches, private lessons with the best guys and the best coaches. They put more attention on you once you’re signed. I’m so much of a better fighter since that last fight, and I think this is going to be the one where you can really, really see my skills shine. I’ve known about this guy for awhile. I feel like this is going to be my breakout fight, where people really are going to remember who I am,” Rosa says.
The two losses that Rosa suffered in the UFC were to Yair Rodriguez and Dennis Siver.
UFC 210 takes place on Saturday, April 8 from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.