Vicente Luque: MMA Math Denier

Jul 31, 2020

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For some followers of the sport, mixed martial arts math—where fight picks are based on resume and common opponents—is a useful tool in foretelling future winners. It may very well make some believe Vicente Luque has a favorable match-up against Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night 173 in Las Vegas on Saturday, since Luque has beaten the two men that handed “Rude Boy” his most recent defeats in the promotion. However, don’t expect “The Silent Assassin” to be lured in by the bells and whistles of MMA mathematics.

“Every single fight is really individual. You cannot compare. Styles are different. We don’t know how I’m going to match-up with Randy. That’s something we are only going to see the night of the fight,” Luque told Sherdog. “So it’s hard to say I beat the guys that beat him; that’s an easy fight. No way. That’s not how I look at fights. I’m always getting ready for the toughest opponent. In my mind, every fight is a title fight. I want to make sure I am as ready as I can to beat a champion if I need to. Randy is definitely a dangerous guy. I’m definitely not going to look past him.”

Along with breaking down his upcoming bout on Aug. 1 inside the UFC Apex, Luque also spoke about his bounce back win in May over Niko Price. Plus, he gave his thoughts on being a lead corner for friend Gilbert Burns in a potential championship bout with another confidant in Kamaru Usman.

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