Yan Cabral Says He's Looking for a More Balanced Fighting Skillset
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.07.2013
Fighters focus on striking too much...
Yan Cabral recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with David Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 29. Check out the highlights:
On his career limbo when DREAM was falling apart: "After the Sakuraba fight, I kept training and participated in some jiu-jitsu tournaments. I was also locked into a contract with DREAM for a year, and they closed shop some time after that."
On being forced out TUF: Brazil due to injury: "I went through 'TUF' very quickly; I was only there for two weeks. But it was time well spent. It was a unique experience in my life. Unfortunately, I got hurt. I won both of my fights. I won the fight to get into the house, and one more after that. That's when I hurt my hand."
On broadening his skills: "Most fighters put too much emphasis on striking. Today's MMA matches look more like boxing or muay Thai. I seek to hone my art, jiu-jitsu. I always seek to improve so I can remain undefeated, with all victories via submission."
On prepping for Mitchell: "I've been training hard on what I do best and I'm not too worried about what he's going to do. I am training to be able to impose my game."