Cristiano Marcello Is Expecting to Go to War with Joe Proctor
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.12.2014
The two will fight at UFC Fight Night 36…
MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed UFC fighter Cristiano Marcello. Marcello is set to fight Joe Proctor at UFC Fight Night 36 on Saturday. Below are some highlights:
Marcello on why he fights: "I've done a lot for the sport, and I've got other things in my life I can make money from. I do this because I love to fight. I love to show the boys from my gym I can still do it."
Marcello on how his fight career will help make him a better coach: "I love fighting. I'm close to 20 fights in my MMA career. I fought no gloves, I fought no rules, I fought in PRIDE, I fought in the ‘TUF' house. So all these things, I think I can bring to the gym and make it better. I'm a very astute guy. If I keep fighting, I will be a better coach. To have the most experience you can have, you can talk to your (students) because you did it."
Marcello on his fight with Proctor: "I prepared a lot for this fight in my striking, my wrestling and my jiu-jitsu. I trained with him inside the house. I know his game. He knows my game. But I'm training a lot of new things for this fight. Joe is a nice guy, and a good friend of mine. But me and him have to do the business. It's going to be a war."