Three of the stars of the upcoming UFC 114 event on May 29th have released blogs highlighting their training, preparations and thoughts ahead of their bouts.
Heavyweight Todd Duffee has been out of action for nine months since recording the fastest KO in UFC history against Tim Hague at UFC 102.
Despite the hype that’s now surrounding the young up-and-comer Duffee is keeping his feet on the ground, and his main focus now is on getting more fights under his belt, starting with Mike Russow.
“I want to fight more consistently. I think that’s the only way we can tell where I’m at potential wise. Athletically I’m pretty much where I’m gonna be. I’m 24, I’m probably in the prime physical peak of my life. It’s the mental side of the game that I really have to develop and work on, and that comes with fighting and comes with more camps and stuff like that.”
Watch ‘A Day In The Life With Todd Duffee’ below.
Meanwhile Michael Bisping and Dan Miller are preparing for their middleweight bout which will serve as the co-main event of the card.
For Bisping there’s an added distraction in the lead-up to this fight as his wife is due to give birth just days before the bout.
“It’s in the back of my mind. I’m excited about the baby coming. I’m also a little apprehensive…the timing’s not fantastic. The baby’s due on Thursday, I’m supposed to fly to Vegas on Sunday…I’ve just got a feeling that ain’t gonna happen, but, you know…Fingers crossed, fingers crossed.”
The good news is that Bisping’s baby boy was born on Friday the 14th, allowing the fighter to get to Vegas as originally planned.
Check out his full interview with FightersOnly below.
His opponent Dan Miller has had no such distractions and has been focusing his energies on all aspects of his game coming into this fight. After losing his last two fights to Chael Sonnen and Demian Maia Miller is in no doubt about the importance of emerging victorious against the Brit.
“I’ve trained very hard for this fight, it’s a very big fight for me, you know, I have to…it’s a must win for me.”
Hear what else Dan had to say in the video below.