In an era when fighters sometimes appear in the UFC octagon for their first or second professional fights, Rico DiSciullo has a refreshing perspective on not only what it takes to get on the UFC roster, but also keep a longstanding position there. DiSciullo (6-0), who looks to extend his undefeated record when he takes on David Garcia (3-1-1) tonight at the AXS TV-televised CES MMA 38 event from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., said he’s not eager to jump to the highest level of the sport when his experience doesn’t match the overwhelming majority of those he would compete against. Sure, the likes of CM Punk and Mickey Gall stand out as inexperienced fighters in the UFC due to their lack of bouts, but there are numerous athletes signed to the promotion who have five or more fights but have only been competing for 12-24 months. DiSciullo, meanwhile, has been a pro since September 2013. Before that he had an amateur career that lasted two years and consisted of nine fights. DiSciullo has 16 bouts to his name, including his amateur fights, but said that’s still not enough.

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CES MMA 38′s Rico DiSciullo wants slow climb to UFC – starting with win on mom’s birthday – MMA Junkie

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