It’s been 11 months since Paris Artis delivered a head-rattling highlight-reel end of Ryan Rizco, and if he’s in a position to do one thing related at CFFC 100, “Ares” doesn’t need to sit that lengthy once more.
“There’s been a lot of people ducking,” Artis stated. “I don’t want to say no names, but it’s just been a lot of people ducking, so it’s been hard for me to actually get back and get in there.”
Artis delivered the beautiful end in his promotional debut, immediately making him a reputation to look at in CFFC’s light-weight division. But he’s struggled to get matchups since, leaving the 27-year-old prospect overtly pissed off.
“Like every time that we get a fight, somebody would back out or something might happen,” Artis stated. “It’s like, ‘Oh, OK,’ but then it’s like I turn around and I see them fighting a month later or whatever the case may be. That doesn’t make sense to me, but it is what it is.”
Despite the delay in getting one other battle, Artis says he’s remained targeted on enhancing his abilities, and he has his sights firmly set on an invite to the massive present within the very close to future.
Artis (4-0) will get an opportunity to take one other step in that course when he faces one other gifted light-weight in Feraris Golden (3-1) at Thursday’s CFFC 100, which streams dwell on UFC Fight Pass from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in Florida.
“I’m glad Golden decided that he wanted to fight because the last guy that they had set me up with, he backed out two times,” Artis stated. “I think he’s a good fighter. He’s got some experience, and I think he’s pretty good everywhere, but I’ve got a great gameplan. I’ve got a good strategy behind this fight on the 16th, so hopefully I’ll get it done in one or two.”
All 4 of Artis’ skilled victories have come by means of stoppage, and solely his debut made it out of the opening spherical. Highlights are nothing new to the Team ROC fighter, and he plans on delivering one other one at CFFC 100.
If it’s not sufficient to achieve the eye of UFC president Dana White and matchmaker Sean Shelby, he’s hoping it’s no less than sufficient to catch the attention of CFFC light-weight champ Zulkarnaiyn Kamchybekov, who competes within the evening’s primary occasion. After all, the 2 have been briefly paired collectively late final yr, although the matchup didn’t finally come to fruition.
Artis hasn’t determined if he’ll stick round after his battle to situation a proper problem. He’s truly contemplating getting into a single-night, eight-man event in Massachusetts simply two days after CFFC 100.
“I don’t want to wait another year to get back in the cage,” Artis stated. “I used to be purported to battle Zulkarnaiyn two instances already, so I would watch his battle. Maybe not. I’m not likely too certain. I’m most likely going to be both getting on the highway or on a airplane to go to Massachusetts as soon as that is throughout.
“I’m hoping I can get this one done, head up there, do those three fights, and then just keep it rolling after that.”
Whether or not that plan involves fruition stays to be seen. But step one is selecting up one other win. Artis has a penchant for thrilling finishes, so he’s hoping one other large end result will earn him an enormous reward, a technique or one other.
“I’m just really trying to work my way to UFC,” Artis stated. “That’s my goal, really. I want to fight the best of the best, man, and be in the top organization.”
This story first revealed at CFFC.television.