Paul Rouget: printed on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 9:02 p.m.
24-year-old Nassourdine Imavov is taking part in his second UFC combat on Saturday in opposition to Phil Hawes. And the Franco-Daghestanais, who began MMA in Salon-de-Provence, is a younger man in a rush.
You should not speak to him about age both … 24-year-old Nassourdine Imavov, who might be celebrating his twenty fifth birthday on March 1, has no time to waste. While taking part in his second combat in the UFC on Saturday in Las Vegas in opposition to the American Phil Hawes (32), the Franco-Dagestanese admits that he’s not the affected person sort. “I don’t think I’m that young,” he explains. And I by no means advised myself I had the time. I’m all the time in a bit of a rush, however I do not know if it is good or not. I’m giving all of it in coaching, and I feel the proper time is now. ”
For his first fight in the organization-queen of MMA, last October on the “Fight Island” of Abu Dhabi, the one who evolves in the category of the means (less than 84 kg) had won, by unanimous decision, a spectacular clash against Jordan Williams. “It did not essentially go as deliberate. We hit our heads in the first spherical and after the combat I wasn’t very proud of myself. MBut once I noticed the movies once more, I used to be nonetheless glad.“For his second look in the UFC Octagon, a combat first scheduled for January after which postponed, he steps ahead with full confidence.
“A dream come true”
“I had more time than expected to prepare. I was already ready for the first fight, and here I am more ready than ever, he continues, before referring to his opponent on Saturday, who displays the same his record in MMA (9 wins-2 losses). We have analyzed him well with the team. He is a very good opponent, quite solid, an explosive wrestler who hits hard and advances all the time. But as I say all the time, we all have weak points and we have already found our own. And I can’t wait until Saturday to show it off. ”
He additionally fortunately found Las Vegas, temple of MMA: “It’s huge. Jogging in the morning under the Las Vegas sun is something. It’s a bit of a dream come true.” Born in Dagestan and arrived in the south of France at 8 years previous, he goals above all to beat the champion’s belt and in addition to combat in France, the place it began for the one who has retained “the mentality and the rage to win” from his Dagestan origins, and makes Khabib Nurmagomedov an instance.
“I started MMA in Salon-de-Provence, at the Salonais boxing club. I first did two pancreatic fights, but then it was a bit complicated to find fights, to train and to find sparring partners. The coaches themselves advised us to look elsewhere, and that’s how we joined the MMA Factory and met Fernand Lopez (with his older brother Daguir, also an MMA fighter, editor’s note). Overnight, we took the car, the suitcases, and we went up to Paris. “And he didn’t must remorse it, he who has been following a continuing development. Until the place?