MoVernie and his crew attended the UFC 165 Media Day where he got to interview one of the UFC fighters, Eddie Wineland on a 1-on-1 interview. Alex will be the “underdog” fighting against the defending champion, Renan Barao in their class.
Welcome to MoVernie on the BLOG Q & A session! In this session, the Q & A is in conversation format. This will allow the viewer to get to know the interviewee in a different setting.
Let’s get the ball rolling!
MoVernie: “So…how was your training camp? How did you feel about your training camp?”
Wineland: “Training camp has been awesome! You know, we had 2 training camps fight, it’s been absolutely great, I am in a great shape. I don’t want to do the cliche that “I am in the best shape of my life”, but I am indeed in the best shape of my life. ”
MoVernie: “Congratulations! That’s nice to hear.”
Wineland: “Thanks! You got to be because you are going for 5 rounds against the world champ, you got to be in your best shape.”
MoVernie: “What was the main thing that you were working on that help you during your training?”
Wineland: “Ahh..just trying to get my timing down on my kicks, we know he throws (Barao) a lot of kicks and so I am working on my spinning, so I am trying to get my timing down.”
MoVernie: “Now, you are going to have this fight, how are you going to prepare this fight?”
Wineland: “Ah..we prepare this fight like we do for any other fights. Alot of hard work and alot of grinding and alot of hard pushing and make sure we are in the best shape possible.”
MoVernie: “And you said about the “underdog” mentality, how important to you to prove that and remove that label away?”
Wineland: “I like being the underdog because it releases my pressure you know, he (Barao) is expected to just come in and destroy me and it’s not going to happen. So…it takes all of the pressure off my shoulder. He is going to do what he is supposed to do.”
MoVernie: “How do you find Toronto so far?”
Wineland: “I love Toronto. Toronto, Toronto and Canada in general are great. I have been up here in Canada a few times, all the people are just super nice, it’s a great country.”
MoVernie: “Now, if you are going to win this fight on Saturday, after this fight, you maybe facing Dominick Cruz, which fight (Barao or Cruz) are more difficult or challenging in your opinion?”
Wineland: “Between him (Barao) or Cruz? I think Renan is more challenging. For Cruz, you don’t know how he is going to rebound when he is back, he could come back and be the same old Dominique or he could come back as NOT the same old Dominick. So it’s hard to say. At this point, Renan has his hell of his game, I think he is more of a dangerous fighter right now.”
MoVernie: “Best of luck to your fight.”
Wineland: “Thank you!”
MoVernie Summary: It was nice to interview Eddie Wineland. He is a trenmendous strong minded individual. He is a talkative person. It’s easy to interview him as you ask him a question, he is willing to give you his insight and he is good with eloborate the question with great answers. I like that type of interviews. He is also a good talker, he seems to be very focus and know exactly what he needs to do to win the fight. He knows many people count him out and he is being labelled the “underdog” and he is fine with that. I thank Eddie Wineland for the interview opportunity. Now, let’s leave the talk behind and see what he can do on the stage because I think he has a chance to do something impactful! Stay tuned!
Wineland vs Barao