Ian Heinisch plans to finish Nassourdine Imavov after training at Sanford MMA to show he is “a force to be reckoned with”
Ian Heinisch wanted a quick turnaround after losing to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 258, but that didn’t materialize.
After the loss to Gastelum, Heinisch moved to Florida to start training full time at Sanford MMA. After a short time there, he was offered to fight Jacare Souza at UFC 262 in Houston. However, he turned it down because Henri Hooft wanted him to focus only on training.
“No, actually, a lot has happened. After the fight I was healthy, hungry and in great shape, and I couldn’t wait to go back, ”Heinisch said on Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com. “But, I always said to myself after this fight that I was going to come and see Florida. I wanted to try Sanford MMA because my mate Nate Marquardt was here. Especially losing this fight in the wrestling department, I know the training and caliber of the wrestlers at Sanford, I knew I had to go.
“I actually turned down a fight with Jacare because I didn’t want to wait until the end of May, when they proposed,” Heinisch continued. “I was looking to fight in April. But, once I got to Sanford and talked to Henri, he wanted me to adjust to the gym and work out there for a little while. I just sharpened some of my tools. Everything went as it was supposed to. I then had my wedding on June 5th so I couldn’t be in June so it’s gone on July 24th we are ready to go and stay super active after that.
After spending a few months at Sanford, Heinisch says it suits him perfectly. He also says he has improved a lot, but a big difference he made is not focusing too much on his opponent as he says he studied his opponent too much which didn’t. than hurt in combat.
“I watched too many cassettes on Gastelum. In my head I was like this guy almost kicked Israel out, I watch this and that. Instead of going there. I’m trying to find taller guys who are orthodox to train with but at the same time train with lefties because he might come out lefty, who knows. I’ll be ready for any style, ”said Heinisch. “I just need to perform. I have to get back to where I want to be in this division. Just show that I’m a force to be reckoned with in the UFC. Everyone is tough in the UFC. But, he’s not even ranked and I’ve been thrown with the killers from the start. I’m excited to be me and get a big win.
Now that he’s had a full camp at Sanford, Ian Heinisch is confident he will handle business against Imavov at UFC Vegas 32. Not only does he expect a great performance, he’s confident he will finish. French.
“Man, honestly, I see myself walking into the cage and going about business. Whether it’s a submission or a knockout, I don’t think it goes to the judges, ”said Heinisch. “I just need to be me and perform. The good things will start to happen and the big wins will happen. “
If Ian Heinisch raises his hand on Saturday, he doesn’t know what the next step will be. Instead, he only focuses on his activity and his rise through the middleweight ranks.
“Honestly, man. I’m just focusing on improving and getting back to the win column and we’ll take a look, ”concluded Heinisch.
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