Max Griffin picked up his first win in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 98, where he defeated Erick Montano by first round TKO.
Prior to the fight with Montano, Griffin started working with a sports psychologist, something that helped him a lot.
“For that fight, I hired a sports psychologist and worked with them a lot. They got me focused on being in the moment. You don’t really know you’re in the moment until you’re working on being in the moment, like consciously. My last fight was proof of that,” Griffin said to Bloody Elbow.
Griffin is now 1-1-0 in the UFC, so his upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night 106 is a crucial one. He will be taking on Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 106, a fight that he likes from a stylistic viewpoint.
“Stylistically, I like it. He’s a world champion Jits guy, but he bangs it out. I don’t know if it’s his pride, but I’ve seen he’s getting better. His hands are getting better and better every fight. He’s tough, gritty. He’ll bang, you know. We’ll see what happens. I’m excited. It’s going to have action. We’re not just going to move around and bullshit, like he’s down to sling ‘em. I haven’t had that before, so I’m looking forward to that. He has really good Jiu-Jitsu, world class obviously, but he’s not a wrestler, you know. He has a single leg that he’ll do sometimes, but if you watch his fights, you wouldn’t even really know he’s a Jits guy, as of late. He really just stands there and bangs. If he kind of gets a hold of you, then he’ll do something to you, but he’s patient. He’s not really aggressive with the takedown and aggressive with his Jits. He’s more complacent with it,” says Griffin.
UFC Fight Night 106 takes place on Saturday, March 11 from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil with Kelvin Gastelum and Vitor Belfort headlining, the main card airs live on Fox Sports 1.