Second victory in as many fights within the UFC for Manon Fiorot. The Frenchwoman inflicted a powerful TKP on Tabatha Ricci final Saturday in Las Vegas, bringing her document to 7 wins to 1 loss. Comments collected by Vanessa Maurel.
WS – In MMA, your document is now 7 wins for a loss: is it a supply of pleasure?
Manon Fiorot: In actuality, I’m at 8 victories in a row, since two fights that I made in Africa weren’t counted. Among them, I depend 5 victories by KO, so clearly I’m very joyful. Now I hope it’ll proceed.
Your preliminary opponent Maryna Moroz was changed on the final minute by Tabatha Ricci. Was it troublesome to handle?
It was difficult. It’s been 3 months that I ready this battle for this opponent, and due to this fact 3 months that I organized a recreation plan in relation to her. Three days earlier than the battle, all the pieces has modified. We have been first provided a primary lady to battle towards after which that modified once more earlier than the group provided us Tabatha Ricci. It was very difficult as a result of the 2 fighters shouldn’t have the identical profile in any respect. The first, Maryna Moroz, comes extra from English boxing. The opponent towards whom I needed to battle was extra specialist within the soil, due to this fact strictly unrelated. It’s okay, I knew I may battle anyway. I understand how to battle on the bottom, I’ve already confronted this kind of opponent. And then it is my job, I used to be there to battle in any respect prices. I used to be joyful that the group discovered an opponent.
The battle came about in Las Vegas, the dream location for a fighter?
Of course, particularly because it was my first time as an expert to battle in Las Vegas. In addition, I fought in a legendary room of the UFC: the UFC Apex. I used to be delighted to have the ability to battle there in my profession.
How did the battle go? How did you’re feeling psychologically and bodily?
I knew I used to be ready, I had made an enormous preparation for 3 months. Physically I used to be capable of do the three rounds, to hurry up after I needed to, I used to be actually in good condition. It was my second battle in UFC and I felt much more comfy than the primary. Everything went as deliberate. I had deliberate a knockout within the 2nd spherical, that is what occurred. As regular, I let the primary cross to watch and take the temperature.
What are the opposite objectives of the yr now, are different fights deliberate?
Yes, we have been actually joyful. The UFC contacted us 2 days after our return to France. The subsequent battle is scheduled for September 25, towards a Brazilian fighter. I’m relieved as a result of I prefer to battle often. Every 3 months it is the tempo that fits me. I took 2/3 weeks of trip to get better from the preparation of the earlier battle, and we’re off once more!