Thiago Santos is preparing to compete at UFC Fight Night 105 this weekend, where he will be taking on Jack Marshmann.
The event, which is taking place in Canada, has provided some odd weather for the Brazil native to deal with.
"As soon as we got here, it was funny because Santiago and I were thrilled because we never saw snow before,” Santos told MMA Fighting. "We both left the airport to touch the snow, but then I said that we didn't need that much of snow [laughs]. It was snowing a lot here."
Santos will be competing for the first time since the upset loss to Eric Spicely, a loss that knocked him out of the top 15 in the middleweight division.
The Canadian weather has affected Santos in a negative way as well, including how he’s handling his diet leading into the event.
"We couldn't even leave the hotel to go to the supermarket to buy food for my diet because it was closed, too. That was an issue,” Santos said. "Santiago and I helped each other out, training and cutting weight, until my coaches got here today. It was a new experience, I’ve never been through something like that before. I think the biggest problem was the lack of specific training, the things we usually do on fight week, working out in the morning and techniques at night. That was a problem, but I don't think it will affect me in the fight.”
UFC Fight Night 105 takes place on Sunday, February 19 from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne headlining.