Dan Ige heads into UFC 269 ready to get back in the win column. The fight against Josh Emmett is an exciting challenge that the Hawaiian is looking forward to taking on.

Josh Emmett has been off for a long time as he has been dealing with injuries. UFC 269 will be a big opportunity for both men to prove themselves.

“I’m expecting Josh to come in his best,” Ige told MMA Junkie at Wednesday’s UFC 269 media day. “18 months is a long time off but that’s a long time to get better. I know he’s dealt with some issues with his knees and his injuries, but that doesn’t mean not out there working and training and working on things he wouldn’t normally work on because of his injuries. He’s a hard hitter and he’s going to go out there and make it a fun fight. It’s going to be a crazy, entertaining fight for everyone.”

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Dan Ige learned from his loss to Chan Sung Jung last time out and plans to fight differently at UFC 269. He forced things last time out, something he plans to improve on against Josh Emmett.

“I forced things,” Ige said. “I forced motivation using my son. I tried to force a knockout. I tried to go out there and make something happen and it didn’t happen the way I wanted it to. There was a lot of takeaways and I believe I’m an improved person and improved fighter and I’m just in this to be better.

“The main thing I’m focused on is getting wins again. I just want to start to build that streak again because I think wins speak more than anything. When I was on a six-fight winning streak I had all the heat and hype behind me then I took a loss.”

Dan Ige takes on Josh Emmett on the prelims portion of UFC 269. The bout is expected to be one of the best fights on the card and could earn fight of the night.