source | MMAJunkie.com
Now 35 years old and seven fights into his UFC career after successful runs in several now-defunct competitors to the industry leader, Shields is in a position where he needs to make something big happen, and he has a plan.
“I’ve gotta be close,” he today told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’m on a good win streak right now, and I want to go out there put Hector away and hopefully finish, which isn’t an easy task. I would be the first guy to do it and get a title shot.”
“I want to take him down, go for a submission, (and work) heavy ground and pound,” Shields said. “I think if I can finish him, I can probably get a title shot. So I need to go out there and push as hard as I possibly can.