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Michael Chiesa Discusses His Move Up to Welterweight Before UFC 232

December 29, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Michael Chiesa recently spoke to reporters in a media scrum (via MMAjunkie) this week ahead of his fight at UFC 232. Chiesa is set to face Carlos Condit at the fight card, which is set for later today in Los Angeles. Below are some highlights.

Chiesa on how he felt before his last fight: “I felt like (expletive). As you know, I missed weight (during) that weight cut. That was a really trying week for me with the broken foot, trying to push myself to make the weight instead of withdrawing from the fight. I was like,’man, I’m excited to get back in front of the cameras, a little more energy, feel a little better, and I’m excited. Even with everything going on, I still feel really good about this week. I still feel really good about this fight.”

Chiesa on move up to welterweight: “Now, going through this camp and being a few days away from this fight, I made the right decision. It was hard at first. It’s hard. Like, I’m going to go up and fight bigger guys. You think of the (Kamaru) Usmans and (Colby) Covingtons and all these guys at 170. But two weeks into this camp, I was like, oh yeah, I’m ready for these guys.”