14 June, 2024

Jimi Manuwa: Jag skulle ha tränat med Alexander Gustafsson innan våran match


Jaser Davari



Jimi Manuwa tränar på för fullt tillsammans med bland andra Alexander Gustafsson, då han tagit sig till Allstars inför sin kommande match mot Mauricio ”Shogun” Rua. Detta hade Manuwa att säga om sin träning i Sverige, via ”MMAJunkie”:

I’m at Allstars gym now, and it made a lot of sense to me. I was going to train with Alex before our fight came up. Then our fight came up, so we couldn’t train together. We had to wait until after our fight to start training together. I like to challenge myself, and I knew I wouldn’t be fighting in the U.K. my entire career. I knew I would have to leave my comfort zone eventually, and I’m ready for it. That’s why I’ve taken myself to Sweden to train, so I’m not doing what I usually am.

Jimi meddelade även att han inte kommer ha någon respekt för ”Shogun” när de väl är inne i oktagonen, och själv ser Manuwa fram mot stora matcher när han besegrat Mauricio:

He was my favorite fighter at one time. Before I even trained for the first time, I was watching him, and he was my favorite fighter. Now it’s an honor to be fighting him.

There’s going to be no respect in that cage until my hand is raised, and then the respect will come. We’re here to fight. He’s here to beat me up, and I’m here to beat him up. I think ‘Shogun’ is a great fighter. He’s always dangerous, even when he’s beat up. After I beat him it’s going to be nothing but big fights for me.

For me, I beat ‘Shogun,’ and who knows what’s next? I’ll get one more win in the top 10, and then anything can happen from there. Once we’re in the top 10, anything can happen.

Den 8 november kommer Jimi och Rua att mötas, då de går match vid ”UFC: Fight Night 56” i Brasilien.

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