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Danny Henry Was Overjoyed To Get Call From UFC

July 17, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Junkie, Danny Henry spoke about getting the call from the UFC three weeks prior to his UFC Fight Night 113 win over Daniel Teymur by unanimous decision. Here are highlights:

On getting the call from the UFC: “The phone call came, and I hadn’t trained in the better part of eight weeks. Three weeks out, I’m on the door at work and the text comes through and I’m just standing there overjoyed. I went downstairs and told the manager of the club that I work at, ‘Look, I’ve got to go,’ and I just went straight to the gym. I went to Glasgow the next day and started the training camp there (with) no idea of the opponent or the weight. I just started it and never looked back, so for it to pay off tonight is just unbelievable.”

On getting the win in his debut: “This is fairy-tale stuff, to be honest with you. I can’t believe I got that call three weeks ago. It was just a matter of asking. When the UFC (calls), you’ve got to answer it. It’s unbelievable. Not many people get to experience that. I feel overjoyed I had the opportunity to go in there and put on a show.”

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