Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan explained why he refused to communicate with Merab Dvalishvili, who on the eve ambushed the Russian in the hotel lobby in the hope of provoking him into a conversation.
“He has nothing else to attract attention,” – said Yang, answering questions from reporters in Las Vegas. “His fights are unspectacular – like a dog, he clings and holds, does nothing else. Because of this, he somehow tries to attract attention to himself. Nobody cares about him.”
“We were leaving the hotel and he came up and said, ‘let’s do an interview with The Schmo’. I repeat, he needs attention, he needs to promote himself, because he is not interesting. And I’m also not interested in doing any shows, interviews and so on with him. You see, he imposes himself, he promotes himself – this has never happened. I don’t think it’s beautiful. Without a camera he says one thing, with cameras he behaves completely differently. ”
According to the Russian fighter, he is not at all embarrassed that after two fights against Aljamain Sterling, the opposing team has studied him well and knows how to prepare for a duel with him.
“Yes, they know how to prepare for me, but I also know what Merab will do. I always want to finish the fight ahead of schedule, not to leave this question to the judges. There is a task to win, and I want to do it ahead of schedule and confidently”
After defeating the Georgian fighter, Ian is ready to take revenge with Sean O’Malley and prove his superiority over the American.
“We need to win this fight, and then we’ll see what happens next. I already beat O’Malley – if there is a rematch, I will do it more confidently.
Recall that the fight in the bantamweight division between Peter Yan and Merab Dvalishvili will be the main event of the UFC Fight Night 221 tournament, which will be held on March 11 in Las Vegas.