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Marlon Vera Comments on His Victory Over Brad Pickett

March 18, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Following his victory over Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 107, Marlon Vera spoke with, here are the highlights…

On What His Win Means: “My coach always says, ‘You’ve got to take the risk if you want to make it to the top,’ I really want to be, one day, No. 1. So today, it started. I’m grateful that this happened today and I can’t wait for my next step. If the opportunity comes, I will take it. If I have a full training camp, cool, I will accept it. But if I get a call and I’m healthy, I’m down because everybody gets tired. So sometimes you’ve got to bring your heart and dream big, and that’s what I did tonight.”

On Starting a Winning Streak: “I was really looking forward to my first winning streak in the UFC,” Vera said. “I wasn’t able to do it before. A lot of things happened, I won’t put excuses, the fights I lost, I lost. It’s already in the past. But now, this is a new beginning, this is a new me. I’m with a really good team in California, Team Oyama, also with 10th Planet (Jiu-Jitsu). So I feel this is a new me, this is the real fighter I am. So I’m down for whatever is next.”