UFC fighter Kajan Johnson and ET Canada online writer Shakiel Mahjouri invite MMA’s most colourful personalities to share crazy, entertaining and personal stories.
Michael Chiesa joins the podcast fresh off his successful welterweight debut vs. Carlos Condit at UFC 232. Chiesa shares his thoughts on Colby Covington.
Michael Chiesa: “I think Colby should have tried to talk more with Dana and management before he went public.”
Michael Chiesa: “You don’t ever need to back down to your boss… They are not our employers, they’re contracting us. We’re in a position where collective bargaining and the Ali Act would be something, but that is out of sight for us. We need to look at the situation as it is.”
Michael Chiesa: “Literally, I could rub my hands through my hair and I could feel that my head was dehydrated. I could feel crevices and dimples on my skull. I could feel the texture of my skull. That’s not good.”
Michael Chiesa: ”There was once a time when I was the hip necklace wearing guy… I thought I was bad ass, ‘I’m going to get my name tattooed on my back.’ 19-years-old, I was feeling myself. It would be 10 degrees below zero and I would still be at the bonfire with my f—king shirt off like ‘yeah, check out my back tat!’ I was that tool bag.”
Michael Chiesa: “I think Neil Magny gets picked on a lot because people don’t think he is that good. I like the guy a lot… I like where Magny is ranked, it’s realistic. People don’t realize if you ask for a fight that makes sense, you get it.”