Dan Ige is taking a leer to level to to every person he is as awful as ever at UFC Vegas 67.
Ige is decided to come benefit within the co-critical occasion in opposition to Damon Jackson in a pivotal wrestle for his profession as he’s on a three-wrestle shedding skid. Splendid drag, he dropped a resolution to Movsar Evloev. It modified into as soon as a tricky loss for him, and he wanted to come benefit correct away, but that didn’t happen.
“I came out of that wrestle with out a injuries, correct my ego and soul had been a shrimp anguish,” Ige acknowledged to Real Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com. “I educated indubitably onerous for that one, I had a 17-week training camp and build all my sources into it. Tackle, I had educated with Khabib and the Russians for a month, I went up to Colorado and educated with Justin Gaethje for a month and did eight weeks in Vegas. It modified into as soon as heaps of emotional create-up preparing for one man for that lengthy and it didn’t dash my approach. I felt I had build in so unprecedented work I bought correct benefit into it.
“There had been talks of me preventing Shane Burgos at MSG but he signed with the PFL and then there had been talks of me preventing just a few diverse guys,” Ige persisted. “I modified into as soon as correct preparing, and I modified into as soon as supplied to wrestle Ilia Toupria on December 10 I believed that would happen, but he fought Bryce Mitchell. I modified into as soon as correct on the backburner preparing and the Damon Jackson wrestle came along in January. It works out completely as I procure to wrestle on the same card as one among my most effective chums increasing up in Puna Soriano. We went to excessive college together, competed in college in opposition to each diverse, we began MMA together and now we possess below no circumstances competed on the same card together as an amateur or as professionals. We grew up speaking about preventing together within the UFC as young other folks and now right here we’re.”
As soon as Ige bought the wrestle in opposition to Jackson, the Hawaiian knew he can’t miss out on Jackson on memoir of he’s no longer ranked. Even supposing Ige has handiest been preventing high guys, he says Jackson is on the degree of Evloev, Emmett, and Korean Zombie.
With that, Ige is staring at for a tricky wrestle, which is what he wants as he wants to level to he quiet belongs within the pinnacle 15.
“He’s a man that it’s in all probability you’ll be in a position to’t underestimate. I accept as true with other folks miss out on him and I discontinue accept as true with that is a clarification for his success as he wants to make it identified he is awful,” Ige acknowledged. “I treat him a minimum of any man I possess fought, he is similar for me. He has done very wisely and has been on a toddle and ending guys.”
If Dan Ige can effect at his most effective, he believes in all likelihood that means he gets the stoppage clutch. Along with that, he says the method is to be in a free frame of mind and forestall caring so unprecedented and pondering so unprecedented within the wrestle which he thinks has hindered him within the past.
“I are searching for to discontinue all the things that it’s in all probability you’ll be in a position to accept as true with to correct effect at my most effective and be in a free frame of mind. I’ve been there sooner than and I do know I can procure there again, I correct possess to exit there and have confidence within the technique and have confidence within the work I’ve build in,” Ige acknowledged. “Real discontinue my affirm and discontinue what I am in a position to, remember who I am. This is no longer me vs. Damon, that is me vs. me. I’m awful all around the assign the role, my mind is awful, my physique is a weapon and I’m in a position to exit there and abolish someone.”
Will possess to quiet Ige procure his hand raised at UFC Vegas 67, he isn’t certain who might perhaps be next. Nonetheless, in its assign, he believes this would level to he quiet is a high-ranked featherweight.
“Truthfully, it’s now not going to transfer me up or down, but that is no longer one thing I’m focused on. Nonetheless this might also be a reminder that I am quiet right here and I’m quiet a pressure to be reckoned with,” Ige acknowledged. “I do know I’m a high-five fighter, I also can or also can no longer possess proven that, but I do know I am and what I’m in a position to.”
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