“This is a big chance — my chance,” he said of the opportunity to compete on Saturday’s pay-per-view main card. “I don’t have any pressure. I’m not feeling anything; I’m just coming.
“I don’t have to prove anything to anybody — I just have to prove to myself what I can do, so I’m pretty confident,” Ramos added. “Every day, I say the same thing — ‘Thank you God for giving me this opportunity’ — because it’s not easy to get Top 15, Top 10 guys. They don’t want to fight anybody who is below them, so this is a big opportunity.”
As for how he sees this weekend’s big opportunity playing out, Ramos has no interest in straying from his strong suit once the Octagon door closes.
“My game is BJJ — I’m a grappler — so of course I’m going to be trying to do what I’ve been doing all my life; I’m not stupid,” he said. “But I’m training for everything and I’m 100 percent prepared for everything and I’m going to give all I have.”
Don’t miss a second of one of UFC’s biggest events of the year. UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier early prelims start at 10am ET on Fight Pass. Prelims, headlined by flyweights Joanne Calderwood and Andrea Lee start at 12pm ET on FX.
At 2pm ET, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his belt against interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier.