UFC: Do you aspire to overtake GSP as the quintessential Canadian champ?
Brad Katona: If I could, that is the goal. It’s not just to be best in the world, but ‘best Canadian ever’ isn’t a bad title. GSP is one of the best fighters in history so if I could rival him that would be a great honor, but I’m still at the early stages of my career.
UFC: We know Winnipeg isn’t exactly nearby, but I imagine you’ll have a lot of support here this week.
BK: When I walked out I got a large pop (in Toronto at UFC 231). It felt amazing walking out to that and it felt like I had the whole country behind me. I’m expecting the same here. I’m proud to be supported by them.