When Tyjani Beztati (19-4, 6 KO’s) had set himself the goal of becoming the youngest champion in GLORY history. This is a serious task, because the lightweight division is the deepest in the sport.
Beztati has been using to imposed downtime to do some thinking and strategize for the future during the quarantine period.
“My goal for this year is just to win every fight. Of course the title is always my goal but I’m not placing any kind of self-imposed deadline on it any more, where I am pressuring myself that it has to happen by this day or that date. Thinking like that spoils your focus,” Beztati says for glorykickboxing.com.
“So this year my goals are to win all my fights and at the same time be patient. I will be champion in the future, I know that, so I don’t need to focus all my energy on thinking about that. My focus needs to be on winning all my fights and improving, then the title will come naturally.”
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) December 8, 2018
“I feel like 2019 wasn’t one of the better years in my career. I beat Jauncey and then had the title shot against Marat. But I wasn’t myself in that fight. I can’t explain why, because I don’t know exactly what it was.
“I wanted to fight much more last year but unfortunately I didn’t get the chance. I learned a lot from my title fight with Grigorian though and it only made me stronger. Sometimes you need a little setback for a major comeback. So this year will be my year!”
Read the whole interview here.