Michael Chiesa Preparing For “WEC” Carlos Condit • MMA News
After some current struggles at light-weight, Michael Chiesa will likely be transferring as much as compete within the UFC’s welterweight division. Chiesa is a former winner of The Final Fighter (TUF) at 155 kilos. Nevertheless, after struggling back-to-back losses to the likes of Kevin Lee and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Chiesa will likely be giving 170 kilos a go. In his final outing towards Pettis, Chiesa got here in obese at 157.5 kilos.
Now, he’ll get the chance to combat nearer to his pure weight at 170. Chiesa will likely be making his debut within the division towards former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. Condit, nevertheless, has had a tough string of fights just lately. He hasn’t received a combat contained in the Octagon since Could of 2015 when he stopped Thiago Alves. Since then, Condit has misplaced four-straight fights, being completed in two.
Chiesa will meet Condit subsequent week (Sat. December 29, 2018) on the UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada. Talking to “Submission Radio” concerning the match-up just lately, Chiesa mentioned he’s making ready for the “WEC” model of Carlos Condit:
“I’m making ready for WEC Carlos Condit. I’m making ready for Dong Hyun Kim, Dan Hardy Carlos Condit. That’s the Carlos Condit I’m making ready for. And I don’t have a look at him… he’s a legend of the game, however I don’t have a look at him like that as a result of I simply don’t suppose… it is a sport the place persons are fast to be written off, you already know what I imply?
“A man might be on a four-fight win-streak, get his butt kicked one time and all people’s writing him off. However 4 fights earlier than, that man was a hero. So, I’m not Carlos like that. That’d be an enormous mistake. I imply, this man is from a fantastic camp, he’s very nicely coached, I’ve lots of respect for that crew. You already know, the man trains facet by facet with Jon Jones.
“That’s a fairly good coaching accomplice proper there. So, I’m anticipating the perfect Carlos Condit. And I don’t suppose that is the hardest match-up for me, however it’s a powerful match-up. I imply, Carlos is a gamer, so I gotta be sharp, I gotta be on my A-game that evening. And I feel I’m giving myself the perfect alternative to win a combat like this by going up a weight class.
“At 155 it’s exhausting to rebound from that weight minimize. You gotta simply exit and simply form of – Anthony Smith mentioned it greatest, you’re form of in a fog, so that you simply go, put the fuel pedal to the ground and go for the perfect.
“Whereas with this fight, I feel like I can be a little more cerebral, I feel like I can make a lot better choices and I feel like I bring my best game to the table. I think I can make this a pretty good win for me.”
What do you consider Chiesa saying he’s making ready for the “WEC” model of Condit?