Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov is #3 ranked ACB lightweight. On November 10th he'll face Eduard Vartanyan. The stakes are high, as the winner of this fight will most likely get a title shot. Ustarmagomed has spoken about this upcoming bout.
- How motivated are your for this fight?
It's really important to win this fight, like any other of my fights. I want to get the belt. I'm not trying to prove anything to anyone, I'm trying to prove to myself that I can compete against any fighter from our division. I'm willing to give 100% to get the victory. So we'll train hard and fight hard and I only time will tell who's a champion and who's a contender. I'm doing everything in my power to win. Training and discipline - is my life. Always set your goals, always work hard to win and you will get new opportunities.
- Give us your thoughts on your opponent?
I'm coming into this fight cold-bloodedly. Fighters get motivation from different sources. My motivation is a victory and a path to the title. Two different schools, two different wills will collide in the cage to decide who is better. On November 10th we'll know who trained harder, who is better as a fighter and who had a better game plan.
- You will be fighting on a final card of the year, what do you think of that?
The card is really staked, so there will be a lot of great fights. The fans will get a highly competitive exciting wars throughout the whole card.
- How does training with guys like Islam Makhachev, Ramazan Emeev and others, help you?
All of our gyms are in close proximity. So we're training together quite often. Mostly we're wrestling and sparring. It's a good when you have someone to share experience with. We're good friends with Ramazan Emeev and Islam Makhachev. We're doing the same thing and have the same goals, so there's always a great atmosphere when we train.
But right now I'm not going hard in training, I'm just working on my strength and conditioning.