Curtis Blaydes wants more than UFC gold.
The UFC heavyweight contender has his sights set on the championship belt, but also on the UFC stats history book. Blaydes (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) wants to break the record for most takedowns in UFC history – a milestone that’s currently held by MMA great Georges St-Pierre. The Canadian superstar scored a total of 90 takedowns during his tenure in the promotion.
“I want to break the record,” Blaydes said on a recent episode of Food Truck Diaries. “I want to break GSP’s. I think he’s got 90. I want to break his record. … I’m at (62). Yeah, (I can break it). I just need to be fighting.”
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Blaydes hasn’t been too happy with his activity level and said he’s been having a tough time booking a fight. But even at this rate of activity, Blaydes is confident that he can break the record before he retires.
“I want the record, and in order to get the record, I need to average like five takedowns a fight and at this rate,” Blaydes said. “I’m only fighting twice a year. I’m going to have to average five takedowns a fight, and I plan on doing it.”
Blaydes is currently on a three-fight winning streak and is 7-1 in his past eight bouts. He was last seen in action in July when he defeated Tom Aspinall by TKO after Aspinall injured his knee seconds into the fight.