My leg, a little bit. When we train so hard, I'll always have injuries. If I come here and I have no injuries, I didn't train. Elbows, knees but just little things. I stop for a couple of days and they get better.
In your mind, how do you envision the fight happening?
He's a good fighter. Before the fight, I always used to watch tapes of my opponent's fights. A couple of fighters, they just hold position all the time and they are kind of boring but he's got good attitude. He comes forward and I think it will be a very exciting match. I think if he comes to my world, on the ground, and I can hold him for like 4 or 5 minutes at the beginning, if I start to do my game, I think I can get him in a submission. But, I'm ready to trade punches and kicks with him, everything standing. He's got heavy hands, also.
Do you think he's more dangerous standing up or on the ground?
Standing up. I think if we fight standing up, it's 50/50. If the fight goes to the ground, I'm pretty confident I can get the win. But, he's very good at positioning on the ground and he hits very hard. I have to be careful of his punches.
Would it be devastating to you if you lost to him?
Some days, like Tuesday and Thursday, we train specifically for fighting. Just 25 minutes in the morning and 25 minutes at night. Other days, I will lift weights too. But, just on Tuesday and Thursday I will train about 45-50 minutes on specific fight training. The rest of the day is technique work.
I never run, just specific training. In my physical training, we mix weights with punching bags. We do a lot of positions very fast. Circuit training. I lift weights 3 times (per week) and we do circuit training 2 times (per week). I think it works well for me.
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