Las Vegas, NV – Coming disconnected a pugnacious ending to his past bout owed to an oculus poke, UFC featherweight Andre Fili returns to the octagon against Joanderson Brito astatine UFC Vegas 53 connected Saturday night.
Speaking to reporters connected Tuesday Fili spoke connected what the past 8 months person been similar for him pursuing his bout ending successful a no-contest determination aft Daniel Pineda could not continue.
“I was a small spot bummed honestly. I was mostly blessed with my performance. Felt I had a large performance. Obviously the ending (wasn’t) what we wanted. It’s been a existent tough, I’ve been inactive for 8 months, it’s been a real…..the past 8 months person been existent pugnacious for maine honestly successful definite ways. It’s been a existent test, but I’ve travel backmost better,” Fili said.
“I’ve truly had to woody with a batch of things successful these past 8 months. Being inactive and having a batch of uncertainty successful my life. I’ve got a owe to pay, I person radical that I privation to marque proud, I person each of these goals that I privation to cheque disconnected the database and I can’t bash that inactive.”
Fili touched connected immoderate of the uncertainty surrounding the past twelvemonth including not having a UFC declaration successful spot aft the Pineda fight.
“I besides didn’t person a UFC declaration security. So determination was a batch of uncertainty these past 8 months. I walked done the fire, came retired better. I got a caller declaration signed, I busted my ass doing 3 oregon 4 sessions a time and I’m acceptable to spell to the adjacent one. I’ve been focused connected Saturday. I’m acceptable to conscionable get different win. That’s been the biggest acquisition since that fight. What’s successful the past is successful the past man. You’ve conscionable got to support pushing forward,” said Fili.
“That’s what I’m focused on, changeless progression.”
That progression volition beryllium tested against Joanderson Brito who, though lone connected his 2nd bout successful the UFC, brings problems for Fili. Even with the deficiency of acquisition from his hostile Fili is not picky connected who helium fights and isn’t overlooking Brito.
“Yeah he’s a unsafe fighter. I don’t attraction due to the fact that everyone successful the UFC is good. I deliberation radical who aren’t progressive successful the athletics arsenic overmuch don’t understand. People are similar ‘Oh he’s lone fought 1 clip successful the UFC’. Yeah but helium had to wounded 12 radical to get here. He’s a unsafe dude and everybody that you combat successful the UFC is going to beryllium unsafe astir without exception. You don’t get to this portion of the athletics without being thing special,” Fili said.
“With that said I’m much dangerous. I don’t attraction who it is. I’m the champion featherweight successful the world. No one’s going to judge maine close present and I don’t care. I’m conscionable going to support proving it.”
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