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Josh Emmett gets real on upcoming fight with Calvin Kattar

Josh Emmett is set to take on Calvin Kattar in an excellent main event on June 18. The two UFC featherweights both have a very tough style and bring an excellent boxing game that’s going to test each other.

There is a lot of talk about Josh Emmett’s cardio as the fight is set to go five rounds. Calvin Kattar has shown many times that he can go all five rounds with his toughness and excellent cardio.

“People have always said I’ll gas out. Man, I have a great gas tank, and I can go for days,” Emmett told MMA Junkie Radio. “I feel like once the fight’s over too, I feel like I’m just getting warmed up, so I can go a few more rounds. I was a lightweight champion on a regional scene. I used to fight for West Coast Fighting Championship, so I was scheduled for two championship fights.

“One of them didn’t go the distance, I think I finished the guy in the third round. The other guy, I think I finished him in the fifth or fourth, but yeah that’s never an issue to me. I push myself so hard in training, and I welcome getting tired because I know I’m gonna get tired in the fight, so I put everything into all of my training sessions, and I push and push and push for more than 25 minutes. So I know 25 minutes won’t be an issue.”

The matchup is also exciting because both men are known for their boxing style. The UFC has been working on booking main events that match up well with each other.

“I know Kattar has great striking. He has slick boxing. I think I have really good boxing, too,” Emmett said. “I’ve worked with my boxing coach, Joey Rodriguez, for seven, eight years, something like that. Him and I, we’ve been working year-round this whole time. I’ve gone to multiple boxing gyms, and a lot of the boxing coaches, they think I’m a boxer then Joey’s like, ‘No, he comes from a wrestling background.’”

Josh Emmett was also asked about the matchup with Calvin Kattar as the UFC main event gets closer. He knows it’s going to be a long night in the office.

“He’s good everywhere,” Emmett said. “Some of his good attributes are he’s so damn tough, and he has that will to win and that heart, so he’s gonna keep coming forward. He’s always in the fight. He’s always dangerous. As far as me, I just have to stick to my game plan. I have to just be present in the moment and just stay calm.
“It is kind of tough when the fans are going crazy. I feel like I feed off the energy so it kind of ramps things up a little bit more, but yeah, I have to be strategic in my game plan. I have to keep moving and just kind of implementing everything that I’ve been doing in training and stuff like that, and I feel like if the best me shows up on June 18, there’s no one in the world that can beat me.”

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