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UFC on ESPN 3: Jussier Formiga talks about a future fight with Henry Cejudo and more (Exclusive)

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49   //    26 Jun 2019, 22:01 IST

Jussier Formiga
Jussier Formiga

UFC on ESPN 3 is coming to the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is bringing a stacked card of Mixed Martial Arts fighters. With the headline fight being between Francis Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos, Jussier Formiga is in the co-main event against Joseph Benavidez.

Before his fight against Joseph Benavidez, I had the chance to catch up to Jussier Formiga to ask him a few questions. On a four-fight winning streak, Jussier Formiga seems to be about to make quite the impression on the world of MMA. A victory here will do just that.

Tune in to UFC ESPN 3 Live on the 30th of June, at 6:30 AM on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD.


Jussier Formiga

Q. Joseph Benavidez has been extremely impressive in his last two fights. Are you ready for him?

JF: I fought Joseph 6 years ago, but I have kept on fighting. Right now I am a different fighter. I just want to fight, I am very excited for Saturday. I'm better now. Let's go, let's do it. Come on!

Q. What has your training been like ahead of this fight?

JF: My compass is perfect. I trained in wrestling, striking and muay thai under my coach Anderson Silva. I am very excited for Saturday. Everything has been perfect! I am looking forward to doing it.

Q. Do you think the Flyweight Division is in a good place now that Henry Cejudo has beaten TJ Dillashaw?

JF: Cejudo is a monster man. Being able to fight and defeat TJ Dillashaw. But now this is my time. One more fight with Joseph and then Cejudo! Come on!

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Q. What are your hobbies outside fighting?

JF: I love playing soccer with my son! I love moving around and being with my family.


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