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Maurice Greene is primed to begin a new win- streak in the heavyweight division at UFC Vegas 4.
Maurice Greene revealed his raw skill stringing together triumphes over Jeff Hughes and Junior Albini in the first half of 2019 prior to surrendering to a TKO finish at the hands of Sergey Pavlovich in October’s UFC Singaporeevent Greene, much like the rest of humankind, is trying to find his first win of 2020 after being sent by top 10 heavyweight Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 246 previously in January. In preparation for this battle, the big guy made a big modification.
“I switched camps,” Greene informed press reporters at the UFC’s virtual media day on Thursday. “Instead of being at Factory X, I’m with JacksonWink and I’m actually moving out to Alberqureqe to be there fulltime. It’s just staying the course, you know, I’m learning on the biggest stage to learn on. I didn’t grow up with combat sports experience, I started it later in my career after I lost 100 pounds and I kinda jumped into the sport and made it to the UFC very early.”
Although The Ultimate Fighter 28 rival is definitely no complete stranger to carrying out without fans in participation, tomorrow’s bout versus Gian Villante will be the first time he has actually battled under the new COVID-19 health and safety procedures. Constantly favorable, Greene has actually taken this new difficulty and opposition in stride.
“You know me, I’m a wild boy at heart so this (quarantining) has been kinda good”, Greene assured press reporters. “You know, stay in my room, COVID Free that’s the way to be baby! It’s easy to not go out because I know the end game is getting my hand raised and putting my family in a better place, and it’s moving out to Albuquerque, so its an easy choice for me to follow the rules, stay here and be able to fight because if that COVID test comes back positive I’m not able to fight, so it’s very simple.”
In spite of the diversions of a new camp, new home, and having his back versus the wall Maurice Greene is laser-focused on getting a success over Villante Saturday night. He has actually undoubtedly chosen to take a page from Justin Gathje’s last efficiency versus Tony Ferguson and not get lost in the pursuit of a emphasize finish.
“I need to just stay composed and stick to the gameplan in moments instead of getting caught up and having fun.”
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