UFC Liverpool's Jason Knight talks Makwan Amirkhani & battling Strep Throat in his last fight


Jason Knight steps foot in the Octagon again later this month at UFC Fight Night Liverpool, with Makwan Amirkhani serving as his opponent.

The featherweight contender was last seen battling Gabriel Benitez at UFC Fight Night Fresno, but the competitor was also battling strep throat during that encounter.

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“Pretty much the only thing I learned from that fight is don’t go ahead and keep a fight since I was sick, I had strep throat. I didn’t get it to a week before the fight, so I just went ahead and got a shot of penicillin. I went ahead and fought anyways and thought I would be fine, but probably a minute and a half, two minutes into the fight…I started gassing. After that, I sat there and took a beating for quite a while. From that fight, all I learned is pretty much don’t take a fight sick. You can fight with a broke hand or something like that, that’s not going to take away you cardio. I went ahead and took the fight anyways and I got gassed, that was the end of it…you know,” Knight said in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s James Lynch.

Knight is going to be looking to end a two fight losing skid at the event, which is the longest such streak of his professional MMA career.

It is do or die time for Knight in this bout and he is well aware of that fact heading into UFC Fight Night Liverpool.

“I see it as a hard fought decision (win) or me getting a finish, I just can’t see myself losing. I pictured it over and over and over in my head, I’m not going out there to get another loss,” says Knight.

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.

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