Green kept training and told his manager if the UFC matchmakers call, don’t call me and ask if I want the fight, just say yes. And that’s exactly how it played out.
“I looked up Charles Jourdain after and, no offense to him, but why would he take this fight?,” Green asked. “Thank you, but why?”
Charles Jourdain is a champ at featherweight in TKO and admitted at media day that he plans to move back to 145 pounds after fighting Green. He said he is not a lightweight but this was an opportunity he can’t pass up.
It wasn’t an opportunity Green could pass up either. He’s taking a risk in fighting a UFC newcomer after just completing arguably his best UFC performance yet. But to Green, this is isn’t about Jourdain or any potential rankings implications.
“For me it wasn’t about the name (of the opponent) it was just about fighting in Rochester,” Green said. “I just want to perform in front of my fans and give back to them.”