Marlon Sandro Says He's Focused on Chris Horodecki
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.09.2014
He's ready for him...
Marlon Sandro spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Chris Horodecki at Bellator 119. Check out the highlights:
On helping out at Nova Uniao: "I've always tried to help (Nova Uniao head coach Andre) Pederneiras in the best way possible. I try to take some of the weight off his back since we have so many fighters. He has too many responsibilities as a manager, head coach, and with his own family. People see me as [his] ‘general,' and there are times that it gets in the way. But I've been able to address it positively. I'm still helping everyone, but no longer to my detriment. Our team is now fully staffed with trainers, therapists and a nutritionist. So now I can fully focus on my training."
On his loss to Magomedrasu Khasbulaev: "When I lost to ‘Frodo,' I was was too restrained in my striking. I was trying to conserve my energy too much. I could have let loose more. I could have fought harder...So now I'm looking to increase my intensity to recapture some of my old success."
On Horodecki: "Horodecki is always well prepared to fight. The fact that he's younger than me makes no difference. I have all the weapons needed to defeat him. I just have to use them. I respect him, but I'm going there to win."
On his new attitude: "I am trying to address the errors I've made in my defeats. I'm more focused now. Some personal problems had been interfering with my fights. Now, thankfully everything is better."