Ramsey Nijem Says He Has a Competitive Edge With His Brother
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.11.2014
Adam Nijem is an MMA fighter too...
Ramsey Nijem recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight at UFC Fight Night 35 and more. Check out the highlights:
On sparring with his younger brother Adam: "When he hits me, it goes up to 70 percent, and then he goes up to 80 percent, and the next thing you know, we're both at 100. But that's the sport...Definitely, sometimes when he pisses me off, I'm like, ‘I can't wait until we spar. I'm going to hit you so hard.' But we have a really strong relationship. We grew up fighting a lot, but we're friends at the end of the day."
On his competitive spirit: "I've got to be the dominant brother. So I can't ever have an off-day with him and let him think he's better than me … right?"
On his brother: "He's the next generation of MMA athletes because he grew up wrestling and boxing, and right when he was 18, he started training full-time. He's more athletic than me."
On his loss to James Vick at Fight Night 26: "That last fight, I wasn't in the right state of mind. After getting knocked out by Myles Jury, I never shook that off. I was still afraid to fight, and I wasn't enjoying it or even wanting to be out there."
On his setbacks: "There's two things you can do. You can either give up and break, or go out and put on the best performance, and I know I'm going to put on the best performance I've ever had."