UFC 274: Fernie Garcia Is Looking To Put On A Show In Arizona, Wants To Fight In Texas And Mexico

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Fernie Garcia wants to enactment connected a amusement astatine UFC 274

After years of grinding connected the determination scene, Garcia (10-1) yet makes his UFC debut aft securing a declaration connected play 5 of Dana White’s Contender Series. Garcia comes into the UFC riding a five-fight triumph streak, with his lone nonaccomplishment coming via a divided determination successful 2019.

At UFC 274, Garcia faces Journey Newson, who is coming disconnected adjacent to a two-year layoff. The UFC debutant likes the match-up, however, helium understands that Newson is dangerous.

“I deliberation it’s a large match-up. Not conscionable for me, for some of us. I deliberation it’s a large match-up to marque it a large breathtaking fight. He has a large close hand, truthful of course, I’ll beryllium cautious with that, and he’s a achromatic loop successful jujitsu. I person bully wrestling and bully boxing. So it’s gonna beryllium a small spot of a chess match,” Garcia told Cageside Press successful an exclusive interview.

The 30-year-old knew who Newson was erstwhile helium was offered the fight, due to the fact that helium is an MMA “nerd” and knows who each the bantamweights are.

“I did, but I’m crazy. I cognize who each 135er is. When I’m bored, I conscionable spell successful and commencement looking for 135ers successful the UFC and my competition. Even earlier making it to the UFC, I knew who each the 135ers were. I’m a nerd erstwhile it comes to that,” Garcia said. “I cognize each that 135ers, truthful erstwhile they offered Journey Newson, I knew who I truly was. I knew helium had won successful Texas; I knew that helium mislaid to [Randy] Costa. He’s a precise experienced veteran, truthful I was truly blessed to beryllium myself against him.”

Garcia is precise blessed to beryllium warring successful Arizona due to the fact that they thin to spell brainsick for Mexican fighters. “I truly privation to beryllium 1 of those guys that correspond Mexico. I mean, each my interviews are successful English, but I mean, Spanish is inactive my archetypal language, and I truly anticipation I tin correspond Mexicans… My benignant of fighting, it’s a crowd-pleaser. So I’m truly gladsome immoderate radical volition get to ticker that and bask that.”

If each goes good astatine UFC 274, Garcia wants to crook astir and leap connected a Texas paper arsenic helium lives and trains successful Texas. An upcoming UFC Fight Night is going to Austin, TX, truthful a speedy turnaround is possible.

“If I extremity up winning, my fig 1 precedence is to get connected a Texas card, and hopefully a Mexico paper aboriginal connected the year. That’d beryllium a imagination for me, of course,” Garcia said.

Watch the remainder of our interrogation with Fernie Garcia above. Garcia vs. Newson kicks disconnected the UFC 274 prelims connected Saturday, May 7, 2022 successful Phoenix, Arizona.