Mike Pyle is a long-time veteran of MMA and will become a five-fight UFC veteran when he faces John Hathaway this Saturday at "UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama" in London. David St. Martin at our parent site SBNation.com spoke with Pyle about his fight with Hathaway plus much more.
"I just want to go in there and mix it up with him. I want to take the fight where ever I feel it needs to go. I'm going to give him hell and we'll see how it goes. I feel like we have some of the best guys in the business right here at Xtreme Couture. You can't ask for a better training atmosphere or training partners. It's great for me to be able to go in there and compete with the top level guys. That's why I'm looking forward to this matchup with Hathaway. We're a great matchup. It's going to be a great fight."
Pyle also addressed what it's like to travel to a faraway place to fight:
"I'm not worried about any of that. I've done everything I can do to train for this fight. I'm in excellent shape. There are no excuses about traveling. I'm ready to fight, ready to compete. I want to put on a good show. Travel is not a problem for me. I've done it in the past. It's one of those things you just can't worry about. It's all about being in shape and making that weight before you fight."
You can read the entire interview here.