October 30, 2012Print
On November 3, 2012 John Alessio will walk into Victoria, B.C. and look to dispose of his opponent Dave Mazany. MMACanada.net caught up with the Canadian MMA veteran and former UFC competitor to get his thoughts on his upcoming bout in B.C.
MMACanada: Talk about your next fight against Dave Mazany, your thoughts on him as an opponent?
A: I think Dave is a tough opponent, I’m sure he’s hungry and looking to get a win over a big name. I know he always comes in great shape, he’s strong and has good cardio.
MMACanada: Talk about your training for this fight and where do you feel you are better than him, as well where do you feel you need to be careful for?
A: My training camp went well for this fight, I have great trainers and teammates to get me ready for every fight. I feel like I’m a better fighter then him everywhere, I got better striking and grappling. My experience will also play a big factor, I just need to fight smart and the victory will be mine.
MMACanada: Where do you feel you need to be in order to make a comeback to the UFC?
A: To get back in the UFC I need to keep winning and finishing fights, my only focus is to do just that, I’m not worried about UFC right now, if they call then great but I usually got plenty of fights lined up to keep me focused on the job at hand.
MMACanada: Talk about your experience in the UFC and how it has made you a better fighter?
A: I have mixed feeling about my whole UFC experience, some real up and downs emotions but I don’t dwell on the past I just move forward. I know I have the ability to compete with the best in the world, I just want to put on good fights for the fans!
MMACanada: You recently said “I want to smash Brad Cardinal” via Twitter, can you explain why and what made you want to say that?
A: Well mostly said it cause I think it would be a fun fight, a fight the crowd would get their money’s worth. Also the fight has been proposed to him a few times but he won’t take it and I’m trying to poke at him!
MMACanada: You’re a long time Canadian MMA veteran, any advice to the new and upcoming fighters in our country looking to make it to the big stage one day?
A: My advice to up & coming Canadian fighters is to FIGHT, get in there as much as possible, obviously don’t take ridiculous fights but always be ready for the short notice call. Conduct yourself in a professional manner, market yourself and get with some trainers that can really help you advance your career.