MMA on Tap has confirmed that UFC veteran Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet (17-7) will face Travis Axworthy (3-0) in a middleweight affair at TKO 29: Reprecussion.
Goulet was originally scheduled to face Steve Vigneault for the TKO welterweight title but the fight was canned after Vigneault injured his knee putting the fight on the shelf for the second time. With Vigneault injured, Goulet has decided to make the move to the middleweight division for the time being. According to Goulet, “It’s going to be easier for me to cut my weight because I’m now walking around at 205 lbs. My weight class for the UFC is going to be 170 lbs but right now I want to fight more often and because of that I’m going to fight in the 185 lbs weight class. I ‘m feeling good at this weight. I think it will be difficult at this weight but I’ll do my best as usual.”
When asked about how Goulet felt not getting his crack at the TKO welterweight title, he said, “Right now I don’t care about the title. I’m going to fight at that weight class, if I’m doing great and the opportunity to fight for a title comes to me, I’ll take that belt but right now I’m not thinking about that. The first step is on June 1st, then I’m probably going to fight at the end of this month and the day after my birthday.”
TKO 29: Reprecussion is scheduled for June 1st, 2007 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.