"Apparently I suck because everyone is willing to fight me," Carter told FanHouse.
Carter (47-18-7) leaves Thursday for Oranjestad, Aruba, where he'll fight Saturday against the gritty Derrick Noble (23-12-1) out of Minnesota Martial Arts Academy.
And in exactly a month following a fight against fellow The Ultimate Fighter contestant Danny Abbadi (3-5) at "Respect in the Cage" in Whittier, Calif., Carter will face Newton (14-13) on Oct. 20 in the main event of Warrior-1 "High Voltage" in Gatineau, Canada.
Although the Newton fight is the one that will generate the most discussion among fans, his 175-pound catchweight bout this weekend is arguably his toughest. Noble is a well-traveled veteran who holds wins over current UFC welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Thiago Alves.
"I'm not even worried about Carlos," Carter said. "I got to get pass Derrick, then Danny on the 20th of this month. Then I'll deal with Carlos. Carlos is not even a though on my mind right now."
The 37-year-old Carter, who credits his experience and the Geritol multivitamin as the secret to his career longevity, will look for his fourth straight win when he squares off against Noble.
"I have more fights than him. I have better suits than him. I have an unending desire to win," Carter said. "My plan is to go in there and punch him and kick him really, really hard."
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