“I don’t think he has a dangerous hit. He only has good punches. I’ve seen a lot of his fights, I’ve studied his game with my coaches, and we’ve seen that he had some really good hooks,” mentioned the Brazilian defending champion. The Flash,” mentioned forward of their showdown at ONE: Lights Out subsequent Friday (March 11).
“But I’m not worried about his striking or his skills. I’m very focused and I know I’m going to go through Lineker. I know I’m going to win this fight.”
The world champion and No. 1 ranked contender had their combat initially scheduled for ONE: Unhealthy Blood. Nonetheless, ‘Fingers of Stone’ Lineker needed to pull out on the final minute on account of medical protocols, and Fernandes used the additional time properly.
difficult]. I’m an expert athlete. I have been doing this since I used to be 14. Some issues are past my management, however I’m a warrior. I’m mentally and bodily ready for all the pieces that comes and goes”, revealed the world champion since 2013.
“I went back to my camp and I’m training hard to do a good job on the day of the fight. Mentally, I’ve become even stronger. I’m very well prepared and focused on my goal, which is victory.”
To finish what may very well be his twelfth profitable title protection, the Canadian-based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist could have discovered a flaw in his Lineker’s play.
“He’s not a very good guy on the ground. He survives in the ground fight. When someone knocks him down, he always tries to get up. He got down, goes to the corner of the cage and tries to get up. He won’t do jiu-jitsu with me. If he does, I have no doubt I’ll finish him,” the AMC Pankration stalwart supplied.
If ‘The Flash’ survives the American Prime Workforce rep on March 11 on the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the bantamweight division has robust contenders who might give the division’s 41-year-old king a run for his crown. . A few of these fighters are Fabricio “Wonder Boy” Andrade, “Pretty Boy” Kwon Gained Il, and Stephen “The Sniper” Loman.
Whereas a matchup in opposition to considered one of these rivals shall be intriguing, the titleholder with a 24-4 MMA profession file will not fall into the temptation to look previous his subsequent foe.
“I don’t think about other opponents anymore. I think about the one in front of me. I don’t care who is next. Now I focus on Lineker. When I face one of them, I will think about them,” Fernandes mentioned.
At all times in search of a problem, “The Flash” sheds gentle on his plans after Lineker.
“I’m thinking of going up and fighting in the featherweight division. But, like I said, my focus now is on Lineker. I have to defend my belt before I think of other goals,” the world champion mentioned. with a 12-1 file. to A voiced.
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