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UFC Contender Josh Emmett wants to LIGHT THE BEAM


In less than a month, UFC’s Josh Emmett takes on Yair Rodriguez for the featherweight interim title at UFC 284. Current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski is also fighting on the card, co-headlining the event, against UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev.

Before the fight, Emmett spoke with Sactown Sports at Urijah Faber’s most recent A-1 Combat event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Topics discussed include:

  • The feeling at local MMA events and how they compare to big arena events

  • Preparing for his upcoming fight against Yair ‘El Pantera’ Rodriguez

  • Being completed by former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou

  • How a quote from Jerry Rice helps motivate him through his training

  • Explains his training regimen

  • “It’s repetitive, it’s boring, but it’s something I constantly do.”

  • If he wins the interim title, he wants to defend it in Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center. But more importantly, he wants the Kings to light the beam for him, too.

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