Patrick Cote, who just defeated Kendall Grove at UFC 74 just weeks ago, is already looking ahead to his next bout. Cote called out Chris Leben and Terry Martin in a recent article by The Fight Network and is looking to face the winner of the UFC Fight Night 11 bout at UFC 79 in December:
“I just want to prove to everybody that I was robbed last time [against Leben]. I will not leave the fight in the judgeâ€™s hands next time.
I just donâ€™t like [Terry Martin]. He has a big mouth. Terry Martin has said heâ€™s the next big thing at 185 and that he will be champion. He thinks he has heavy hands because he knocked out Jorge Rivera. But if you watch that fight, you see Rivera was already off balance and he caught him. [Martin’s] a one-dimensional fighter. He doesnâ€™t shoot for the leg; he tries to trap you against the cage. I can use my reach against him, and I have good footwork and hands. It will be a long night for him if he wants to try and trap me against the cage.
If they [the UFC] put me on the New Year Eveâ€™s show on December 29, I will be very happy. That will be four months from my last fight, so it will be good. If not, it will be maybe six months and thatâ€™s a very long time to stay off.”