Kelvin Gastelum has his motivate in opposition to the wall.
The former UFC middleweight world title challenger has dropped to ninth in the legit rankings attributable to a trail of fights which has viewed him lose four of his past 5, even though these defeats came in opposition to opponents named Adesanya, Till, Hermansson and Whittaker.
Against Jared Cannonier this weekend, Gastelum will face a fighter with designs on practicing a title shot of his non-public and speaking to the media this week, Gastelum said that he knows he must be at his most practical if he is to emerge alongside with his hand raised — something he says used to be made extra likely after spending time in training with Henry Cejudo.
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“Honestly it feels gigantic,” Gastelum said. “The preparation we had for this camp used to be correct no longer like any utterly different camp that I’ve had. That’s where my self belief lies appropriate style now. The arrogance lies in the preparation that led as a lot as this fight. I did a pair of utterly different issues; I went out and professional with Henry (Cejudo) a pair of times for about a weeks and I obtained to decide on his mind.
“We obtained to command a quantity of time to grasp round and all that, nevertheless the times where we rep to sit down down down down and I in actuality rep to decide on his mind in the capacity that we did then, I don’t attain it too all once more and all once more. I obtained to be taught from him and he obtained to declare their non-public praises me how he constructions his training.
“This guy’s a winner. On the motivate of the ‘Triple C’ facade there’s a extraordinarily intellectual competitor.”