Terrance McKinney Predicts Bonus-Worthy Victory over Fares Ziam at UFC Fight Night 198

Nov 14, 2021

This time, “T.Wrecks” hopes to pocket “Performance of the Night” honors.

A seven-second KO of Matt Frevola wasn’t enough for Terrance McKinney (11-3, 1-0 UFC) to bank bonus dough at UFC 263. Despite scoring the quickest knockout in Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight history and the fastest by a debuting fighter in any division, McKinney was passed over at bonus time in favor of Brandon Moreno and Paul Craig. Now, the Sikjitsu representative is set to face Fares Ziam at UFC Fight Night 198, an opponent he sees finishing quickly, allowing McKinney to take home the much-coveted money award.

“There’s so many ways I see it ending,” McKinney told Sherdog. “It just all depends on how he wants to fight me. I told people, I’m not about to run around for 15 minutes. I’m here to win Fifty G’s every time, I’m trying to put on a performance that people have never seen. There’s only one time I didn’t finish a person in the first round, I got a 100% finish rate. We’re looking for the first-round finish every time. I’m here to kill or to be killed, I don’t need to fill out. I’ve been feeling it out all camp, that’s what I tell people. I’ve been feeling all camp, once that bell rings, let’s fight. I’m scrapping, I don’t need to feel nothing now, I know my range, I’ve been doing it all camp. I’m ready to put your face off your head straight up off your shoulders.”

In addition to giving his thoughts on his next opponent, McKinney also discussed what happened during his post-fight celebration at UFC 263, his plans for Thanksgiving, and more.

Tudor Leonte started writing about mixed martial arts in 2013 for Italian media outlets. His journey with Sherdog began in 2018 and he now covers One Championship and countless European shows. You can follow him on Twitter @MrTudorLeonte.

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