LAS VEGAS – Uros Medic made quick work of his opponent once again but knows he’s yet to be truly tested.
Undefeated Medic (6-0) made good in his lightweight debut when he took out Mikey Gonzalez in the first round at Dana White’s Contender Series 27 to earned himself a UFC contract.
Having previously shed only five pounds to make welterweight, Tuesday night’s fight represented the first time Medic went through a proper weight cut. But with the fight barely passing the two-minute mark, he wasn’t able to test how his body would have felt in the later rounds.
Medic knows that at some point he’ll have to push the pace late on in fights and he wants to know how his body would react to it.
“We knew I was going to fight at 155,” Medic told MMA Junkie. “It was a matter of time and the right opportunity. Every fighter, they know weight cuts, they tend to drain you out a little bit, and it was a matter of time when we were going to start doing it and there was an opportunity for Dana White’s Contender Series. Perfect opportunity.”
He continued, “I always knew I wanted to be at ’55. There’s still stuff I need to figure out: the way my body works, what is the proper nutrition I need to intake to get my cut even better and smoother so I can go to these five, five-minute round fights (and) put on some good shows.”
Medic is ready for a quick turnaround and, now that’s he’s competing in arguably the most stacked division, he says he’s prepared for the tougher challenges that lie ahead.
“Nothing changes; we keep training,” Medic said. “Try and get a fight as soon as possible. I want to fight. As I said, I just want to figure out how my body works better so I can get those five, five-minute round fights. I stopped almost everybody in the first round. I need to know how my body is going to react to that kind of pressure, and I want to. I cannot wait for it. So now there’s opportunities, there are people who are going to help me with it, and I have a good team by my side.”
DWCS 27 took place Tuesday at UFC Apex. The four-fight card streamed live on ESPN+.
To hear more from Medic, check out the video above.