Patrick Finally Signs UFC Deal
Claude Patrick is finally in the UFC. The fighter, who recently appeared at Aggression MMA vs Matt MacGrath, is expected to have his first UFC fight at UFC 115 in Vancouver.
Patrick told Top MMA News of two previous time that he was offered shots at the UFC but felt at the time he was not ready to compete in the biggest stage of MMA. Prior to his CFC 3 fight, Patrick was offered to fight for the UFC in Dallas. Patrick told Top MMA News at the time,
“I could not take (the UFC 103 fight) because I was tied up with my Elite Training Centre business with a change of partners. I have a good business and I had to take care of it. It will be better to go to the UFC when I am 100% ready – when my money, gym, and training are all in a good position. I am not going to fight in the UFC to tell my girlfriend I did it or to wear a UFC tshirt at some club.”
Patrick joins a strong Canadian contingent of UFC fighters lead by Georges St-Pierre. The list also includes Rory MacDonald, who is already scheduled to fight Carlos Condit at UFC 115, Jonathan Goulet and TJ Grant.