UFC Contender Josh Emmett wants to LIGHT THE BEAM
BY JOSEPH JAROSZ Sactown Sports
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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