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Dan Ige put himself through a Rocky-style training camp to train for Movsar Evloev (Video)

Dan Ige put himself through a Rocky-style training camp to train for Movsar Evloev (Video)

Dan Ige explained how he was preparing to face the undefeated Movsar Evloev with a Rocky-style training camp in the Colorado mountains.

Dan Ige is set to step back into the UFC Octagon at UFC Vegas 56 this weekend, and he feels he is more prepared than ever. He will be facing the undefeated Russian rising star Movsar Evloev who is currently sitting at number 13 in the featherweight rankings. Ige is riding a two-fight losing streak but has taken it upon himself to take his training to the next level in order to get back on the winning side of things.

“I got the bout agreement, but once I signed the bout agreement, I can’t shut my mind off. So I pretty much been going nonstop, but I’ve kept it fun. I went and trained different places like I do a little secret mini Russia and training camp for three weeks. Then I went to Denver, Colorado, I kind of had the Rocky mindset that I’m fighting Drago, undefeated Drago and I’m here, I am Rocky,” he explained. “So I went to the Colorado mountains train with Justin Gaethje for a month, I lived out of his house. Then I came back to Vegas, it was my son, I couldn’t miss his birthday, my son’s first birthday, then I still had like nine weeks to prepare. So I just been grinding here and I’m in the best shape of my life. I don’t think I could be any more prepared.”

Ige, who is currently sitting in the No. 10 spot was not afraid of taking on such a hot prospect. he explained at media day that he welcomes such challenges. He feels that he has the skills and preparation necessary to be the first man to defeat Evloev in the cage.

“I’m sure there’s not a whole lot of guys out there, especially in the top 10, top 15 that wants to fight an undefeated Russian, that’s just coming up the rankings that not a lot of people know. But I’m that guy. And I want to, I want to, I find some type of pleasure to give a guy’s first loss,” he explained. “So you know, that’s, that’s what I look at. And all this, you know, when they offered me that that opponent, and I’m usually not wanting to turn down a fight, I don’t think I’ve ever turned down a fight, actually. So here I am a few days away and get to do this thing, again.”

UFC Vegas 56: Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik takes place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.

Published at Thu, 02 Jun 2022 21:00:52 +0000

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