LAS VEGAS – Deron Winn spoke to reporters at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 194 media day.
Winn (7-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) takes on Phil Hawes in a middleweight matchup on the principle card of UFC Fight Night 194. The occasion takes place on Saturday evening on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on ESPN+.
Winn believes the matchup with Hawes is a positive one for him, which is why he’s glad the UFC stored the matchup collectively after it was postponed in July because of Winn’s rib harm. Both grew up as wrestlers and Winn says he has recognized about Hawes since they had been 15 years outdated, though they by no means confronted one another on the mat.
“I think he relies on his grappling occasionally,” Winn advised MMA Junkie and different reporters throughout media day. “I think I will cause a big mishap for him there. I like to think my striking is a little underrated and he’s one of the shorter guys in the division, so it will help me be able to showcase my striking skills as well.”
Winn additionally speaks about overcoming the rib harm, what his objectives are for his MMA profession, and rather more.
You can watch Winn’s pre-fight interview within the video above.