Going into Saturday’s event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which streams on ESPN+, Price (14-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) admits he’s in a “bumpy part” of his career. He has just one win dating back to March 2019, and despite just receiving a new four-fight UFC contract, knows he has to rebound in the welterweight bout with Oliveira (21-10-1 MMA, 11-8 UFC).
How does he intend on doing that? Price said he doubled down on his training and expects that to produce positive results.
“I looked at my career and I added more training,” Price told MMA Junkie and other reporters at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 193 media day. “We added more technical days and I feel like I excelled a lot during my camp this time. So I’m ready to go. Cardio is tenfold better. I’m ready to fight.”
Oliveira is also going through a bit of a rough patch as he’s 2-5 in his past eight fights. The Brazilian is in need of a rebound performance, too, so Price said he expects a wild fight that could lead to a “Performance of the Night” or “Fight of the Night” bonus.
To hear more from Price, check out his complete UFC Fight Night 193 media day interview above.
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