Jack Hermansson is booked to face Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 27 on May 22, and he is eagerly looking forward to this fight as wants to get back in the win column.
Hermansson knows the quickest way to get the victory against Edmen Shahbazyan who promised to knock him out is to take the fight to the ground, but against an opponent like Shahbazyan, it is easier said than done.
In an interview with BJPENN.com, he talked about his game plan coming into this fight, “Yeah. Of course, I always want my fights to go to the ground. My opponents prepare for that, so I do need to fight in the standup as well,” Hermansson said. “I do have a plan for him. If I get a good opportunity, I will try and take him down. I’m prepared to fight him standing as well.
“I know I can, there is not a man in the world I can’t finish on the ground. So far, Jacare is the only person who has been able to survive my game,” Hermansson later added. “If I get people to the ground, it’s usually over and I expect it to be the same with Edman.”
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But Hermansson isn’t going to dwell on the past, in his recent interview on Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com he had some time to explain what exactly happened in the fight, he said, “The thing is, I felt pretty good going into that fight.”
He continued, “In the first round, usually, there are a few injuries in every fight like I broke my toe in this one, but when he connected with a punch, he broke my orbital bone. It affected my vision, it was not that the eye was swollen, the eye moved in the eye socket and I had a really weird vision for the whole fight. It was really hard to stay in the fight. The only thing I took from that fight was don’t get hit.”
Now Hermansson is completely focused on Edmen, he pointed out how he asked for this fight, “Right now, there are so many people who have already fought each other. It’s hard. I wasn’t surprised as I have spoken about this matchup before,” Hermansson said. “I kind of asked for the fight, because I wanted to fight and they said he was available and I said okay let’s go with Edmen.”