"The UFC is definitely the five-hundred-pound gorilla because they’ve been around longer,” says Schultz. “But the IFL is right there with all of the other organizations. Look at me for instance. I’ve beat some top guys like Roger Huerta.”
Schultz handed Huerta what remains to be his only loss with a first-round submission in June 2004.
“You don’t hear about this because the guys in the UFC say he’s ‘undefeated in the UFC.’ But I beat him,” says Schultz.
But first things first, Schultz will be defending his title against John Gunderson on February 29 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Schultz is focussed but confident that he will be coming out on top.
“Gunderson is very well-rounded,” says Schultz. “He’s a solid fighter. But I’m better than him at everything. My standup is better. My takedowns are better. My top game is better. He’s probably training on is back a lot, assuming I’m going to take him down.”
“I’m going to go wherever the fight takes me. Against Horodecki, we definitely wanted to get him on his back as quickly as possible. But like I said, I’m better than Gunderson everywhere so I’m not going to force anything.”
Assuming he gets past Gunderson, what’s down the road for Schultz?
“I just want to keep on fighting and keep on winning. The IFL has been very good to me and I’ll continue to be loyal to them. I want to fight the best lightweights. List the top five lightweights in the world and I’ll fight down the list from five to one,” says Schultz.
“And if Huerta wants a chance to get that blemish off his record, all he has to do is give me a call.”
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