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Marcin Tybura on His UFC Fight Night 126 Co-Main Event Bout

February 17, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Marcin Tybura

MMAjunkie recently spoke to UFC heavyweight fighter Marcin Tybura ahead of his co-main event bout with Derrick Lewis set for UFC Fight Night 126, which is set for tomorrow in Austin, Texas. Below are some highlights.

Marcin Tybura on his recent loss to Fabricio Werdum: “I was a little bit disappointed after the fight for a few days because I was expecting to win. But that (brought) me a big experience – five rounds with the former champion, the guy who knew how to get the belt and he’s (at the) top of this division. Five rounds, for the first time in my life. That was a big experience, for sure.”

Tybura on headlining a fight: “That’s a big thing for me (UFC Fight Night 121) was the first time I was in the main event. I was on the poster, so I want to keep doing that in the future. That’s the biggest goal, for me, to bring attention to me as well. I know Derrick is in his hometown. And he’s in his country, actually. So people will be cheering for him. But I’m here to build my name too.”

His thoughts on fighting Lewis: “I think the biggest danger are those swings, left and right hand, all above your head and everything. I’m pretty sure he’s a strong guy. Because he’s big, he’s cutting weight to the heavyweight limit. There are a few dangers I can see. We worked with the coaches on it. And I think we have a good game plan for it.”