On the eve of the biggest contest of his career, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Tarec Saffiedine fixed his steely gaze on the man standing between him and a debut Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) victory Saturday night.
But there was only one thing on the Belgian's mind at the official weigh-in at Marina Bay Sands - wolfing down a meal at a restaurant.
Asked what his plans were after making the welterweight (77kg) limit, the 27-year-old said: "I'm going to eat at Marche. I'm very hungry after cutting weight, and I heard there's good food there."
Saffiedine's fight against South Korean Lim Hyun Gyu tonight will headline UFC's inaugural South-east Asia show, which is titled Fight Night 34. He said he was looking forward to the action getting underway.
"I feel good, I've been in Singapore a couple of times, and I've acclimatised since arriving on Sunday," explained Saffiedine, who was a Strikeforce champion before that organisation disbanded.
"I've put a good gameplan together. I had to lose about 10 pounds (4.5kg) in the lead-up and tt wasn't easy - I prefer to cut my weight gradually."
Lim, however, found beating the scales much harder.
The 28-year-old rushed off with his coaches and team-mates after the weigh-in, munching on a huge slice of watermelon along the way.