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UFC 231 Fighter Interviews with Nick Baldwin

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Our own Nick Baldwin recently interviewed a select group of six individual fighters associated with this weekend’s December 8, UFC 231 – PPV event out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, featuring Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega in the main and Valentina Shevchenko vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main. Let’s dive right in…

1st Up -0:15: Diego Ferreira says he was ‘upset’ after 2nd opponent fell off UFC 231…

Ahead of UFC 231, UFC lightweight Diego Ferreira discusses having to deal with two scrapped fights against John Makdessi and Jesse Ronson for the Dec. 8 event in Toronto, what fight week is like without an opponent, and much more.

2nd – 6:59: Matthew Lopez on UFC 231: ‘It is win or go home for me’…

UFC bantamweight Matthew Lopez discusses his upcoming bout against Brad Katona at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto, coming off a two-fight skid, what a typical fight week looks like for him, adjusting to the cool temperatures in Canada, and much more.

3rd – 15:31: Gilbert Burns – Ego led to ‘wrong strategy’ in Dan Hooker loss…

UFC lightweight Gilbert Burns discusses his upcoming bout against Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto, what he learned from his loss to Dan Hooker this past summer, his plan to return to his grappling roots against Aubin-Mercier, and much more.

4th – 22:22: Vicente Luque: ‘Eventually there’s nowhere the ranked guys can go’…

UFC welterweight Vicente Luque discusses his teammate Gilbert Burns’ fight at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto, whether he is fighting Bryan Barberena on the Fortaleza card in February, why he’s not fighting a ranked opponent next, and much more.

5th – 31:28: Moicano eyeing title shot after backup spot for UFC 231’s Holloway-Ortega…

UFC featherweight contender Renato Moicano discusses losing his opponent Mirsad Bektic to injury, being the official backup fighter for the UFC 231 main event between champ Max Holloway and Brian Ortega, possibly fighting the winner, and much more.

6th – 42:50: Antonina Shevchenko says she likes the pressure as Valentina’s sister…

UFC women’s flyweight Antonina Shevchenko discusses her debut win over Ji Yeon Kim at TUF 28 Finale last week, her sister Valentina’s upcoming title fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto, big expectations and facing pressure as Valentina’s sister, the importance of shaping her own career, taking a bit of a break after this weekend, and much more.

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