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Flyweight Juan Pelta is riding a streak of 11 battles in his next battle Dana White Contender Series.. Georgian natives are ready to swim in the deepest waters to ensure they depart with a contract.

In this interview with Puerta, he details his match against Zhifa ShangHow he did his best after quitting a series of battles in 2016-17, his thoughts on a fighter who is underweight in a Contender series battle, and more.

Puerta will make his 29th professional appearance when he decorates the octagon with UFCAPEX. Meanwhile, this next battle marks 40 matches for opponent Shan. This is one of the most experienced matches ever happened. Dana White Contender Series.. Puerta is familiar with the challenges in front of him and he is ready for anything.

Interview with Juan Puerta

“He’s tough. He’s won 20 straight wins and 32 wins and a lot of finishes,” he started. I expect the toughest fight in my career, but I also hope it will be the toughest fight in his career. He has a great submission and he hits really hard with the backhand, so he really tries to land that right hand on me. I’m going to wrestle as usual. Cut these lines until you receive your submission or TKO. “

The Contender series has long hosted Monica, the most difficult job interview in the world. This is mainly because winning may not be enough.Puerta with Dana UFC The love of brass is over, but he’s not going to force anything.

“I’ve been worried a lot about playing and giving Dana what she wants to see,” Puerta revealed. We are different from other flyweights participating in the Contender series. Many of them have something like 5 fights, I go to my 29th fight. So I keep focusing on doing my best, doing my best, and maximizing my abilities. “

Ability to bounce

Puerta suffered the only losing streak of his career a few years ago, but he returned patiently and in a big way. His first defeat was particularly unfortunate as it was due to a shoulder injury that caused the referee to stop the fight. The defeat of the decision will follow. After that, Puerta won 11 times in a row and stopped 6 times.

“I was training with the (American) Top Team here, but it took me a while to get used to training with those murderers,” he replied. “I think I’ve finally hit my groove and really started to hit a new level, and I realized what kind of dedication I needed to reach my goals. Just put everything in there and cut corners. You can really get to work without it. I think you’ll start to succeed. Fortunately, I was able to do that. “

Origin of the nickname “Lead Feather”

“It started because I’m as thin and light as a feather, but when I ride on you, I’m as heavy as lead,” Puerta explained. “Brazilians gave me that name early in my career, and it stuck to me a bit. Yeah, I’m thin and small, but when I ride on these guys , I will not let them go. I will choke them. “

In his mixed martial arts for over a decade, Juan Puerta never lost weight. This is unlike some competitors in the Contender series this season, with five fighters weighting beyond the limits.

“I don’t know why it happened so much,” he said. “A few weeks ago, Jake Hadley signed a deal after losing weight. This is a bit crazy to me, but Dana is a boss. At this level, you need to gain weight. It’s not an expert. , You have no discipline, you have to take responsibility for yourself. And this fight is to enter the UFC, how do you show overweight? Crazy. What to say I don’t know. All I know is that I’ve never lost weight. I’ll gain weight next week. “

Be sure to pay attention to November 2nd as Juan Puerta will face Zhifa Shang in the 10th week. Dana White Contender Series..

Enjoy this interview and check out a more exclusive conversation with the world’s greatest mixed martial arts!

– MMA Sports

Juan Puerta promises to fight his heart “ready for war” at DWCS

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