The TUF 23 alumni has been residing in Montreal, Quebec, Canada since his last bout at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale and plans on staying there for the foreseeable future.
“Montreal kind of feels like home…I guess. I’m from the East Coast…the Northeast. So this city feels more like home than anything else, its a place that I really like. I’ve been in (Las) Vegas for almost a year, really missed the winter. Everyone thinks I’m crazy because I left Vegas in the winter to come back here, but something about this place feels right. That’s what I’m learning, is that the most important thing about training is getting ready for fights is being happy,” Spicely said in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s James Lynch.
The sixth fight against Stewart could prove to be a big one for Spicely, who is competing for the final time on his current UFC contract.
“I was in this situation before when I fought Thiago Santos (at UFC Fight Night 95), it was like ‘look, your going to be cut unless you fight this guy.’ I feel like most people would be like ‘oh sh*t, this is my last fight on the contract and I have to win.’ I feel like I felt then, I feel good. I know I can beat this guy, I know I can finish him and re-sign my deal and everything will be fine. I’m not stressed out at all, which is weird. The fight I was most stressed out about with the Alessio (Di Chirico) fight (at UFC On Fox 23), like I was so stressed out about that fight,” says Spicely.
UFC Fight Night Liverpool takes place on Sunday, May 27 from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England with Stephen Thompson and Darren Till headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.