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Seth Baczynski Talks About Taking His Game to the Next Level

December 12, 2012 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

MMAjunkie Radio interviewed UFC welterweight fighter Seth Baczynski (17-6, MMA; 4-1, UFC) who faces Mike Pierce at UFC on FX 6 in Australia for the Fuel TV prelims on December 14. Here are the highlights:

Regarding his busy schedule: “In life, you just do what you’ve got to do. It’s something I’m really passionate about and love doing, and I feel like I’ve got an opportunity to really make it a permanent fixture and be someone who’s going to be in the UFC for a long time. I’m at a point in my career where you’ve got to make time and do what you’ve got to do to make it work. That’s just kind of how I look at it. But every now and then, I’ve got to kick back and recharge on the weekends.”

Regarding his winstreak and his relentless training helping him get to the next level: “Just being more dedicated and putting more time in (has helped me). A lot of times, when the team practice is over, I’ll stay after with my coaches and just try to work stuff over and over. So much until it drives you crazy how much you do it. Just attention to detail and getting older and more mature was a big help, too.”

Regarding fighting outside of Norht America for the first time: “I don’t put too much into that. It’s going to be a little different. But the way I look at it is, if you’re a good carpenter in Arizona, you’re a good carpenter in Australia. Once I get there and get acclimated and working out, it’ll be fine. I think stuff in sports can be a factor if you let it be. I’ve been fighting long enough so that all I have to do is get there, make weight, warm up and I’m going to go perform. Maybe when I was younger, I’d let it mess with my mind a little bit. But I really don’t feel too different once I get acclimated. The first couple days is weird, but once I’m there a couple days it’s all good.”

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