Like Stevie Ray wasn't going to fight at UFC Fight Night 113 in his Scotland home

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GLASGOW – Part of Stevie Ray didn’t want to have to fight this weekend. His lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 113 represents his third fight in less than 10 months, and after his most recent win, he’s been feeling it.

But there’s one big thing that made it a no-brainer: C’mon. Like Ray wasn’t going to fight when the UFC came back to his home country of Scotland.

Ray (21-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC), who fights Paul Felder (13-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) on the main card, knows if he was just at the arena watching as a fan, he’d be devastated.

“It’s Scotland,” Ray said. “It wouldn’t be the same if I was here as a fan. Watching it, I’d be gutted (if I wasn’t fighting). That being said, I feel like I’ve been on fight camps since February. I’m not going to lie saying I’m not looking forward to pizza and chilling-out time after the fight.”

UFC Fight Night 113 takes place Sunday at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Ray vs. Felder is part of the main card.

Ray knows he’s going to get a massive pop from the fans. And if Felder reciprocates the way he usually does in a possible slugfest, Ray knows he might be an extra $50,000 richer come night’s end.

“Stylistically (it should be) good – a lot of people believe it could be ‘Fight of the Night,’ which is always good, an extra 50 Gs,” Ray said. “He’s predominantly a striker and likes to come and bang, which I feel like my style is as well.

There’s a few fans on Twitter who were saying they wanted to see me vs. Felder. He replied and said he’d be up for that in Glasgow. Me being me, I was up for the fight as well.”

For more from Ray, check out the video above.

And for more on UFC Fight Night 113, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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