Volkan Oezdemir's Freiburg and Switzerland's first MMA fighter, most of the attempts in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The 29-Year-old launched in 2017, meteoric, with three Wins of his UFC career. That earned him a world title fight against Daniel Cormier. 2018 Oezdemir lost after a technical knockout, the next Fight against Anthony Smith, the Swiss left the cage – well, Cage called a loser. In addition, he fell ill in 2018 to a staph infection. And if that were not enough, came a knee operation.
According to this "plague year" as it is titled Oezdemir, is on Saturday at UFC Fight Night in London (Event 18 PM Swiss time) his next fight in the light heavyweight division (the fight start at: approx. 22 p.m. Swiss time). Opponents of the Americans, Dominick Reyes in the UFC after a four Fight undefeated. Oezdemir announced in the run-up to a "big Knockout". We have the Swiss after the official weigh-in on Friday – Oezdemir brought to 205 pounds, which is about 93 kilos on the scales – demand. In this Interview, he gives insight into his preparation.
Volkan Oezdemir, how hungry are you?
I am extremely hungry in two ways. For one, I want to go back in the cage. I want to experience again, as the cage closes and the Victories will return. On the other hand I've been starving for a day to get to my weight. Now I can eat again, together with my family and friends in London.
you started your UFC career with three Wins. Since then, they have lost twice. What is the impact of these defeats have been?
you don't have too much impact on my mentality. I've fought the toughest Fighter in the world, came in less than a year to a title fight. Despite the defeats, I'm mentally still strong. I deal with such situations every day. Every Time I train, I will lead me to what I have achieved, but also how satisfied I am, what I've just done on this day. All of this helps me ensure victory.
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your Psyche is so set total on the victory on Saturday.
Exactly, I have total tunnel vision: whatever happens around me, whatever someone says about me doesn't matter. I'm here to do my work.
In simple words, explains Why they win on Saturday?
sound The must for people crazy: Whoever stands in the Ring, to the point, I have a Problem. As soon as I'm in the Cage, it changes my mentality: I don't care who stands across from me. I know what I have to do. I know my strategy, I feel, what do my opponents.
your opponent, Dominick Reyes, is in the UFC still undefeated. What is your recipe against it?
For me it does not matter if he is undefeated or not. I think he is not up against such a strong opponent like me.
He has said he will defeat them in ground combat, if necessary, so as Cormier and Smith. What do you say?
Yes, that seem to make all the. If you want to feel my Power, are you looking for a way to escape.
your nickname is "No Time". From whom did you get it?
With a friend from the past, and my Manager, we have developed the. It is a lot of supply so at this time (his rapid rise in the UFC, Red.), this was the perfect fit.
When we speak of time: you are 29 – how much time you have left in the UFC?
The former Champion in my Division is currently 40 years old and still active. In each Division there are some fighters who go against the 40. Therefore, I think, I still have seven to ten years in front of me. It comes to be smart and to respect his body. So you can guarantee a good future in the Sport.
you have to fight this Time in London rather than in North America. What does that mean to you?
This is great. The London audience knows martial arts , there is a long Boxing history. It feels to fight for good here, the crowd is really crazy, sports crazy, I'm going to enjoy it.
you have trained in Switzerland. Had you influenced specifically?
Yes, definitely. I'm back at the Team that saw me grow. This is the same Team that helped me, all of my victories from the second to 13. Professional Fight, to retract.
you have been indicted in the US for assault. The lawsuit has now been dropped. Nevertheless, you will not receive a visa for the USA. Why not?
With the new Administration that is currently complicated, it just takes a lot of time. But I have not applied yet for a visa, I wanted to fight first. The application follows on the 19. March, then I have a Meeting in the Embassy. The next step is then to return to the US, my fiancée is waiting for me there. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 16.03.2019, 15:26 PM