UFC Vegas 54: Ryan Spann Wants Time Off to Work On “Mental Side of Things”

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Las Vegas, NV — It was quick, it was turbulent, and ultimately, Ryan Spann walked distant with a submission triumph against Ion Cutelaba successful the UFC Vegas 54 co-main event.

But to perceive Spann archer it afterwards, helium inactive has a batch to enactment on. Just not needfully connected the carnal broadside of things.

“I don’t cognize erstwhile I program to return. I’ve got to spell and enactment connected immoderate things connected myself, connected the intelligence broadside of things,” Spann (20-7) said pursuing the fight, which saw him fastener up a guillotine little than halfway done the opening round. “I’ve got to larn however to get retired of my mode and enactment retired of my way. I privation to walk immoderate clip with my family, and I privation to travel backmost and bash what we each cognize I tin do, which is beryllium satellite champion. But archetypal I’ve got to instrumentality attraction of myself.”

Getting retired of his ain mode was thing Spann spoke of during Fight Week, and helium focused connected it again during his post-fight quality with the media, backmost signifier astatine the UFC Apex. Asked whether he’d managed to get retired of his ain mode during the fight, Spann was cautious successful his response.

“A small bit, a small bit,” helium told Cageside Press. “There’s inactive immoderate chaotic moments that thin to hap successful my brain. I marque things a batch harder than they should be; sometimes the chaos seeps retired of my encephalon and makes things astir maine chaotic. Which is wherefore I said I request to spell and hole myself. And past erstwhile I travel back, I’ll beryllium retired of my way.”

With the UFC believed to beryllium heading to Dallas, Texas successful the adjacent future, Spann would look similar a fastener for the card— helium trains astatine adjacent Fortis MMA. “Superman” isn’t looking that acold up however.

“Not adjacent reasoning astir it. I gotta hole myself first, and past we’ll spell from there.”

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