Goiti Yamauchi Has Travel Issues Before Bellator 110
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.27.2014
He also talks about his fight...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Goiti Yamauchi (16-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) spoke about his fight with Will Martinez (8-2-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) at Bellator 110.
Before his fight, he will likely be tired as he suffered some flight issues. His uncle and coach Ossamu Yamauchi wrote on Facebook thay missed a connecting flight for the event due to a delay. The event happens on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. He wrote: "We arrived well in Miami, but due to this slow pace through immigration, we missed our flight to Hartford!"
They were rebooked for a 6 AM flight today but were not offered a hotel room. They will sleep in the terminal, which means that Goiti will have to begin dropping weight quickly to make the limit for his featherweight fight in the opening round of the season ten tournament. The main card airs on Spike TV after preliminary fights on Spike.com. Here are highlights of the interview:
On his hard work: "To me, there's no such thing as talent. I'm hard worker. I don't like to go out and party. I've sacrificed everything in my life since 10 years of age to bring me to this moment. These will be the three most important fights of my life. I'm confident the sacrifices will pay off."
On his opponent: "He's a very complete fighter, but he won't make it out of the third round. I've studied him well from all the videos I found online. I enjoy researching my opponents. I think Mike Richman is the most qualified after me."
On his advantages: "I believe that my fight experience is much greater than the other athletes in the tournament, not only in MMA, but in other combat sports. I'm many times more experienced than Will Martinez, whether in jiu-jitsu, MMA, muay Thai or boxing. I've been competing since 4 years of age. That's why I know I'm one of the more experienced guys, not just in the tournament, but also in Bellator."