Scotland's Stevie Ray is refusing to be distracted by his uncertain UFC future as he prepares to face Michael Johnson in Singapore on Saturday.
Ray ends his current four-fight deal against the American, who returns to the lightweight division after four bouts as a featherweight.
The Fifer says victory will catapult him to "bigger and better things".
"Johnson is the biggest name I've fought, so a win erases everything in the past," said the 29-year-old.
"I believe I can go all the way to the top. Whether it was the first first or the last fight, there is always pressure. You are standing in front of a man who is trying to take your head off.
"The UFC haven't told me that if I lost I wouldn't get another contract, so I'm not looking too much into that."