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You have to set up the right technique to get that takedown. It can’t just be any shot. You have to really set it up.
In wrestling, I was always competing against bigger guys.
Dos Santos just has really good movement. He’s really quick with his hands. He throws good combinations, and he has a lot of power. Combining all of that, it makes it really tough for somebody to fight with him.
I just look at what’s ahead of me. I don’t think about, ‘For my legacy, I need to do this, this, and this.’ I just focus on every fight and how to win that fight.
Boxers box to get ready to fight; wrestlers wrestle. We have so much we have to do to get ready, but fighting is one of them.
For me, it’s all about training and fighting. I would rather do without the attention, but I know it comes with the territory.
I will be the first to say when I know I can’t fight due to injury, as my long-term health is my number one priority.
You can’t dwell on the past and be down on yourself because you lost. You have to take the positive away from it and see how you can improve yourself moving forward.
I represent hardworking people. That’s who raised me. That’s who I grew up around.
To say I was looking forward to fighting in Mexico for the first time is an understatement.
Wrestling has made me very mentally strong, conditioned me really well for MMA, and given me phenomenal balance.
While wrestling in college as a junior, it came to a point where wrestling just wasn’t enough for me anymore. I love wrestling, but I felt like I was missing something, and so the striking part about MMA, the boxing and kickboxing, was what got me really interested in MMA.
In training, I felt like my body would switch one way, but my leg would kind of stay in one direction. So I kind of felt like it wasn’t stable.
I’m not a boxer.
MMA is so exciting. It doesn’t matter if you know the rules or not. If you like a fight, it’s automatically gonna draw you in.
When you train the way I do, injuries are going to happen.
I’m still in the gym every day for training, putting in the same hard work every week. That’s the only way I know how to do it.
People know that if I’m 100 percent going into the fight, that there’s no one out there that can touch me.
The Latino people in the U.S. and the Mexicans in Mexico need a UFC champion. We have a rich tradition in boxing, and to not have a Mexican heavyweight champion is unheard of. We need it. I’m glad I’m able to be in a position to give them that champion they so desperately want.
I’d like to give some attention to my family, hang out with them for a little while. They definitely deserve it.
Fighting is what I love to do.
I fight with a lot of heart.
I’m always trying to get better. There’s always room for improvement.
Obviously, throwing leg kicks in the first round is not smart, but it’s something that I can really utilize in the later rounds to both score points and look to finish the fight.
Personally, most of my injuries were ones that I sustained during fights in the UFC, not in practice.
My dad had to quit school when he was in third grade. My mom had to quit school. They didn’t know what I needed, and I didn’t know what I needed to keep wrestling and go to school, so that’s why I had to go to community college.
The mentality is nonstop, to work for what you want, your mind keeping your body in the best shape possible.
I’m not really too big of a sports fan. Everything I watch is MMA, you know, great fights. But other sports, not really too much.
My life is calm. Once I get home from practice, I just want to spend time with my family.
Not being active, your name doesn’t go out there as much, and you lose the popularity thing. Also, you’re not able to make a living. This is what we do to make a living: we go out there and fight. Not being able to fight for a year and a half and not able to bring in money, it definitely sets you back.
You don’t want the fight to stop on a cut or something like that. You want to finish the fight. You always have the idea that you have the chance to stay in a fight, because one blow can end it all.
I think if something’s wrong with me, I just kind of work through it. That’s my mentality.
Seeing Mexicans in the media is rare. Seeing role models on TV is rare. So who do we look up to? We’re not seen on football fields or basketball courts. So we look up to fighters; they’re Mexican. They are out there fighting, representing their people, and winning champions. We look up to them.
Once I started wrestling, I really got into it, and I just knew that I wanted to do that – I wanted to wrestle all the way through college.
When you talk about me as a fighter, I like being known as a Mexican fighter. I think ‘Mexican’ or ‘Hispanic’ should be mentioned.
When you know you are 100% and, you know, are ready to go, you just have that feeling. You know you are going to perform well.
I don’t think about being undefeated; I don’t think about what people say in the media about me, whether it’s good or bad. I just don’t think of it.
There’s nobody better than me, especially Junior Dos Santos.
I’ve always loved competing; I’ve always loved working out – and wrestling, of course.
If you lose, what can you do to get better and learn from it?
Things happen for some reason. I don’t know what, but I just think about the positives, focus on getting better, and that’s it.
I didn’t see anybody in the media or on TV that played sports that looked like me. I didn’t have those things growing up. Now that I’m in that position, I’m happy to be that person if I can.
You always try to make your teammates better. You help out your teammates, and they help you out in return. As they get better and better, they can help you more and more. At least, I’ve always seen it that way.
I would go into practice pushing the body despite any injuries. It’s a good thing but a bad thing. It’s good because your body is quick to adapt, but it’s a bad thing because you are forcing your body, and it can’t recover as well.