Michael Chiesa Predicts a ‘Blood and Guts’ War with Carlos Condit at UFC 232 • MMA News


Michael Chiesa Predicts a ‘Blood and Guts’ War with Carlos Condit at UFC 232 • MMA News

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Michael Chiesa has skilled loads of trash discuss with previous opponents however there will likely be none of that forward of his battle at UFC 232.

On Saturday evening, Chiesa faces former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, who shouldn’t be solely top-of-the-line 170-pound fighters of all time however the type of blended martial artist who actually brings the battle each time he steps within the cage.

Condit could also be a purveyor of violence when he fights however he’s by no means been the type of blended martial artist who feels the necessity to tear down an opponent forward of a contest.

The identical might positively be stated of Chiesa in the case of his opinion of Condit forward of Saturday evening.

Chiesa would by no means discuss unhealthy about Condit as a result of there’s a mutual respect between them however maybe extra importantly the previous ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner totally admits he’s a fan of ‘the Natural Born Killer’.

“It’s the hardcore fans like us who sees a fight being made like me and Carlos and we know that this is fireworks,” Chiesa stated forward of UFC 232. “I’m a fan first, I’m a fighter second and I’ve all the time been a fan of Carlos. I keep in mind my first visitor fighter gig, it was three days after I received off ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and it was at that Fort Lauderdale present when [Demetrious Johnson] rematched Ian McCall. So I received to do visitor fighter duties and I used to be paired up with Carlos Condit.

“The whole day I was like ‘holy crap, this is Carlos Condit’. I’ve always respected him and always been a fan of him but this is a sport. Sometimes you’ve got to go out there and fight your idols but this is legitimately a guy I’ve been a fan of.”

Clearly, Chiesa could have no drawback setting that fandom apart to face Condit in fight at UFC 232 however in lots of ways in which adoration could deliver out the most effective in him.

“My prediction for this fight is it’s going to be blood and guts” ~ Michael Chiesa

It’s one factor to get fired up since you’re about to punch anyone you dislike. It’s a utterly completely different degree of motivation to compete with a fighter you actually admire and that’s precisely what Chiesa is feeling forward of the showdown with Condit.

“He’s a real fighter,” Chiesa stated about his opponent. “Carlos stated it greatest. I really like watching the ‘Countdown’ movies and I miss after they did the ‘Primetime’ movies and they have been doing the ‘Primetime’ for Carlos Condit versus [Georges St-Pierre] and he stated ‘my job is to go in there and make the referee save your life’. He stated one thing of that kind and that also resonates with me to that day.

“This dude will make the referee earn every penny of his paycheck by laying the heat on you. He’s a fighter’s fighter. But it’s not going to hold me back from going out there and showcasing my skills and getting the win.”

Chiesa isn’t going to attempt and make a prediction for his battle with Condit however he can promise that the followers in attendance and the folks watching at house are going to get a present.

A lot of the eye main into UFC 232 has been on the principle and co-main occasions that includes Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson and Cris Cyborg in opposition to Amanda Nunes however Chiesa says his battle with Condit is likely to be the one which leaves folks with the largest impression when the evening is over.

“My prediction for this fight is it’s going to be blood and guts. It’s going to be a blood and guts fight for both of us,” Chiesa stated. “He’s received issues which are motivating him to return in and show himself once more. We’ve each received a lot to show.

“It’s going to be blood and guts but I’m ready to go through hell or high water to get this win and I believe I can do it.”

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