UFC Fight Night 151 | Shane Burgos talks about his preparation ahead of UFC Ottawa | Sportskeeda Exclusive
UFC Fight Night 151: Iaquinta vs Cerrone is here, and it is bringing together some intriguing clashes on the card.
While UFC Ottawa will be headlined by Al Iaquinta facing Donald Cerrone and co-headlined by Derek Brunson and Elias Theodorou, the rest of the card is quite impressive as well.
Just below the co-main event, up-and-coming MMA fighter Shane Burgos has a huge challenge in front of him in the shape of Cub Swanson. Swanson may be on a losing streak, but he is no pushover.
Burgos recently bounced back from a recent loss with an impressive win over Kurt Holobaugh. He will now be looking to extend his win into a winning run by taking out Swanson.
I was able to catch up to Shane Burgos before his next UFC fight and pose a few questions before him.
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Q. Was it difficult to bounce back after the first-ever loss in your career?
SB: It was great picking up a two-minute win. In hindsight, it’s phenomenal, but coming off a nine-month layoff I would have liked a bit more time in the cage. We’ll see if Cub lasts that long.
Q. You have an almost perfect record and are often pointed out as the next-big-thing in the UFC. Is there any fighter who has given you inspiration currently fighting?
SB: All my coaches and teammates are my inspiration. They’re all huge inspirations for me.
Q. What is your preparation like ahead of this fight?
SB: My preparation has been gruelling. I’ve been busting my a$$ day in and day out. The strength and conditioning have been through the roof. I’ve been sparring hard with Jimmie Rivera, Julio Arce and Mike Trizano.