TJ Waldburger: Beating Mike Pyle at UFC 170 proves I'm one of the best in the world

Waldburger is also expecting to get a huge bump in the 170-pound rankings (see them here) by drowning "Quicksand" later this month in "Sin City," and tells Sherdog's Beatdown Radio that pounding Pyle proves to the world he's one of the best around.

His words:

"When I beat him, it's going to say a lot. It's going to prove to the UFC, it's going to prove to the world that I am top 20, top 10, one of the best in the world. He's my next step, and that's what I have to do. He's dangerous everywhere. I'm not looking for an easy one-dimensional fighter or an easy fight. I want a guy who is dangerous in all aspects. He's a veteran of the sport, so he knows how to blend it right. He knows how to time it right. I'm looking forward to an action-packed fight from standing to clinch, grappling and ground. I think it's a great match; I think it's a great fight."