Mike Ricci Likes to Spend Most of His Time Alone During Fight Week
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.18.2013
He faces Myles Jury at UFC 165…
MMAjunkie Radio interviewed UFC fighter Mike Ricci this week. Ricci is set to face Myles Jury at UFC 165 this weekend. Below are some highlights:
Ricci on how he likes to spend his time during fight week: "I like to spend time alone. I'm staying in my room alone. It gives me time to reflect and think about things and grow a lot as a person. I enjoy being alone. (Fight week) goes by pretty quick."
Ricci on looking back at his stint on The Ultimate Fighter: "I didn't really enjoy it at the time, but now that time has passed, I look back on it and smile and laugh. It's something I feel like I enjoyed now that it's all over with. But at the same time, I wouldn't do it again."
On his approach to planning on the fight with Jury: "I watch game film, but all that's done with – none of that makes any difference to me. I let Firas take care of game plans. I just go out there and fight. I train hard, listen to what he says and switch on. I don't like to overthink things. I just get in there and let my body react. It never goes according to plan. The fight is what it is. The fight plays out 1,000 different ways in your head, but what happens that night is always unique. Whatever it is, I look forward to it."