Darrell Montague will put his reputation on the line this evening when he steps foot inside the Octagon.
Widely considered one of the premier flyweights in the world, Montague has racked up an impressive 13-2 record while competing away from the lights of the UFC.
That changes at UFC 166 when he goes face-to-face with former No. 1 contender and ex-Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson.
“I’ve got to get through this fight first, but I’ve been dreaming about wearing a UFC belt my whole life,” said Montague, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. “That’s my goal. If I can beat the No. 3 guy, you better believe I’m going to be like, ‘Dana (White), come on, man! Give me my shot.'”
Montague has lost just once in 11 fights, falling to Ian McCall in 2011. He said he feels “super blessed” to be with the UFC, adding, “Ever since I started training, I wanted to be part of the UFC.”