If you’ve ever wondered how tough Michael Chiesa actually is, don’t do it anymore. Because “Maverick” toughness is not something that should be even debatable.
The 32-year-old American is currently on a three-fight winning streak since he made his UFC welterweight debut in 2018. Chiesa’s last win came at UFC Fight Night 166 8 days ago when he defeated Rafael dos Anjos via UD.
Fight fans that watched the fight will tell you it was a ground and pound bout with a lot of BJJ and wrestling. But that was not an accident on Chiesa’s part who fractured his nose 45 days before January 25.
The fighter shared on his Instagram profile a video of himself and one of his sparring partners. There was a clash of heads that lead to some serious problems for Chiesa.
Вижте тази публикация в Instagram.
Heres a #tbt to December 11th when I fractured my nose in two places during training camp for RDA. I didn’t want to lose the opportunity’s head of me so I had to take a chance. Deciding not to pull out of the fight made it the most stressful camp of my career. With only a small fraction of the sparring and live grappling I normally do in an 8 week camp, we still got the job done. #campchiesa
“I didn’t want to lose the opportunity’s head of me, so I had to take a chance,” Chiesa wrote.
“Deciding not to pull out of the fight made it the most stressful camp of my career. With only a small fraction of the sparring and live grappling I normally do in an eight-week camp, we still got the job done.”
After the win over dos Anjos, Chiesa called out former interim welterweight titleholder Colby Covington for his next fight.