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Antonio Carlos Junior on His Big Win at UFC on FOX 29

April 15, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Antonio Carlos Junior

Speaking to reporters in a media scrum after UFC on FOX 29 (via MMAjunkie), UFC fighter Antonio Carlos Junior discussed picking up a win over UFC veteran Tim Boetsch at the event. This marked his fifth straight win inside the Octagon.

Last night’s UFC event was held at the Gila Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The event was broadcast live on FOX. Prelims were shown on FOX and UFC Fight Pass. You can check out 411’s live results and coverage of the event RIGHT HERE.

Antonio Carlos Junior on how the fight went: “I knew I had to move, keep far from the hand because he hits very hard. And he knocks a lot of people out. So I knew I’ve got to move, throw my jab, keep the distance, in the right moment put him down and go for a submission. That’s what I did and it worked.”

Antonio Carlos Junior on wanting a top ranked opponent next: “If it’s a top-10, top-five (opponent), I don’t know, it would be better, for sure. I want to be a champion. And to be the champion, you have to be the best. So that’s what I want.”

Antonio Carlos Junior on improving: “Everybody can improve. I’m learning every day at the gym. I started training MMA in 2013. In 2014, I was on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ I won the show. But I still have a lot to do. A lot to learn. I have only, what, 12 fights? Thirteen now. All my career was in the UFC, between the lions. I feel I have a lot to improve, but I feel I’m ready for everybody. I feel I can beat everybody. Just keep my mind doing the right thing. Keep working with my team, Din Thomas and everybody at American Top Team. I feel I’m on the right way.”