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Carlston Harris hopes win results in ‘good names’

LAS VEGAS – Carlston Harris has been pissed off ready for the cellphone to ring for his subsequent struggle, however lastly will get his likelihood to point out his abilities once more in Saturday’s UFC Combat Evening 241 co-main occasion vs. Khaos Williams.

After scoring a spectacular come-from-behind submission win over Jeremiah Wells at UFC on ESPN 50 in August, Harris (19-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has been hoping for a return to motion. He stated he’s been wholesome, coaching and desperate to struggle, however to no avail.

Lastly, Harris acquired provided a matchup with Williams (14-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in a welterweight bout on the UFC Apex (ESPN+), and he didn’t hesitate for a second to just accept.

“I by no means query when UFC provides me any opponent – I simply need to struggle,” Harris instructed MMA Junkie and different reporters at Wednesday’s media day. “I by no means query. Regardless of who. I simply need to struggle. I need to be lively. I solely struggle two instances a 12 months. That’s not good man. Two instances a 12 months is nothing for an lively fighter. Two instances a 12 months can’t pay the payments. So for me, the opponent don’t matter.

“I would like at the very least 4 fights a 12 months. I’m not injured. I simply need to struggle. I don’t know what’s the UFC settlement. I’m all the time on my IG asking for fights. Lastly, they provide me Khaos Williams. So it’s good. I by no means query it. I simply need to struggle. It don’t matter what identify, who and when. I simply need to struggle.”

Harris has competed 5 instances since making his octagon debut in Might 2021. At 36, he has no time to waste, so he is aware of he must profit from this subsequent alternative.

Along with his solely loss up to now six years coming to undefeated rising star Shavkat Rakhmonov, Harris thinks he belongs within the higher tier at 170 kilos. He can solely show that by profitable fights, although, and stated he hopes a win over Williams units up extra exercise in opposition to greater names.

“I need to get a shot within the prime 15,” Harris stated. “A man like Neil Magny, Geoff Neal. Good names.”

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC Combat Evening 241.

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