EXCLUSIVE: UFC 218's Drakkar Klose Talks Keeping Weight Down Across Thanksgiving, Looking To Break Out


The undefeated Drakkar Klose has his own methods to keeping that "0" on his record.

While he works with high level UFC fighters to prepare for his opponents, Klose told James Lynch of Fightful.com that he doesn't break down film of his opponents. With his UFC 218 fight against David Teymur closing in, we heard from the unbeaten lightweight.

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"I don't watch any film. A fight is a fight. You might have a game plan, you get hit, you have to change things up. I know he's a southpaw and he likes to kick. I have to react to what he throws at me," Klose said, before revealing that Benson Henderson and Alex Caceres were helping him with his fight. "To be honest, I think this is going to be my breakout performance. This is going to be the performance to take me over the hill."

Training for a December fight means keeping his weight down during the Holidays. According to Klose, training over Thanksgiving is nothing new to him. 

"I'm kind of used to it. When I wrestled, I had wrestling tournaments during Thanksgiving, so it's just another day to me," Klose said.

In the full interview Drakkar Klose (8-0-1) discusses his upcoming fight against David Teymur (6-1) at UFC 218 on Dec. 2. Drakkar also talks about fighting in his home state, his training camp for this matchup and what's next for him. 

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