UFC ladies’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano defends her belt for the primary time within the co-main occasion of UFC 228 on Saturday evening. Shevchenko is a greater than 10-1 favourite, however that doesn’t change her perspective within the least.
“I put each opponent in the identical class,” defined Shevchenko to Damon Martin for MMA Weekly. “I cannot examine names as a result of it’s not proper. Personally, I’m not divided about this type of opponent or that sort of opponent. I put all people on the identical line. … You can’t be relaxed, not one time. By no means. It doesn’t matter what sort of opponent you’ve got in entrance of you.”
“The one factor is she’s holding the belt and that claims the whole lot about her. As a result of somebody who doesn’t have sufficient expertise is not going to maintain the belt, is not going to win [TUF] as a result of it was not simply two ladies in that present, it was 16 ladies with high-level opponents she was combating.”
“It’s unhealthy while you underestimate your opponent and it’s additionally unhealthy while you estimate her an excessive amount of. … So we’re giving her the proper credit score for her model and her approach.”
“I cannot be relaxed till I’ve performed my job and I’ve received the combat.”
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