Alex Oliveira has an unusual message for Niko Price ahead of their welterweight drop later tonight (Saturday, October 2, 2021) at UFC Vegas 38 Live ESPN + from inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. This message is to get a vasectomy.
Oliveira, a father of 11, learned earlier this week that Price was expecting his sixth child. Having six children is certainly a daunting task, but fathering 11 little rascals is almost impossible. That’s why Oliveira gives Price advice before it’s too late.
“I would say to him, ‘If you can already have a vasectomy, do it, brother,'” said Oliveira. MMA Fight. “I was sexist. “Will it continue the same after surgery?” »And I had 11. If I had had surgery before, I would have only had four or five. [kids].
“That’s my advice to him, man. Know the truth. Do the surgery already, because it seems like condoms can’t stop us.
Kids aside, Oliveira is in desperate need of a victory on Saturday to gain momentum before 2021. The Brazilian “Cowboy” has lost five of his last seven trips to the Octagon, including back-to-back losses to Shavkat Rakhmonov and Randy Costa. Oliveira has had to make adjustments at the camp to ensure he’s ready for a wild fighter like Price and capable of securing his first victory in over 14 months.
“He’s very versatile, a tough guy who can take a beating,” Oliveira said when asked about Price. “He’s the kind of guy you need to stay alert and fit all the time, and put the pressure on all the time. My camp was very medieval. You can expect everything from him, so I had to train everything for him. I am ready for a war.
The welterweight drop between Oliveira and Price is already considered the favorite to win Fight of the Night at UFC Vegas 38. Both guys seem to bring it every time they step into the cage and Saturday shouldn’t be. different.
“I’ve been on this trip for a long time,” Oliveira said. “I know we can’t disappoint. I go there to give them what they want and my hands are up. This is what I need right now. I always put pressure on myself, but there are ups and downs.
“I studied him thoroughly, I know he won by knockout in the back, with unexpected kicks and strikes. I am well trained, I am focused. He’s the kind of fighter who’ll try to finish me off, knock me down and keep me there and win round after round, but the only way to win round after round is to stand still. I’m hungry, man. I am here to fight.
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