Life is good at welterweight for Goiti Yamauchi.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Ten years with Bellator and heavyweight wrestler Goiti Yamauchi has yet to fight for a title. But he was given the chance to earn a spot on Bellator 292 against one of the sport’s most exciting names, Michael “Venom” Page on Friday night.
“I believe that good things take time, good things take time. I had a chance in the last weight class like 145 I think 145, 155 I almost fought for the title. I think it’s all about timing, support, fighting games, all about timing. And you should be very patient to remain competitive at a high level and not get hurt,” Yamauchi told reporters on Wednesday.
“That’s what I try to do. Nothing’s broken. Be patient. I know my time is coming. my time is coming Friday will be time.”
Yamauchi accomplished two welterweight bouts against Neman Gracie and Lewan Chokheli. After spending most of his career, Yamauchi featherweight And the lightweights also see the benefit of not dropping too much weight to fight.
“It’s a nice change. It’s not just because the weight doesn’t have to be reduced. But mental health is also important. I have better quality in my daily routine. I can focus on my performance. It’s crazy. I thought I had cut 145. It’s crazy. I’m not a tall person But I have a lot of good muscles. It’s hard to cut it. It’s nice to be a wrestler,” he said.
“I think it’s a matter of thought. I think the great champion great fighter They proved to everyone that…I saw a lot of people still talking about measures. how tall is the man how big But I think it doesn’t matter. What matters to me is the size of your heart. your soul if you have a wish will to win You can do it.
Yamauchi says the emergence of doubles in multiple organizations is proof that your size doesn’t matter when it comes to fighting.
“Nowadays you see a lot of doubles. They succeed when they go up. When they try to go down like TJ Dillashaw they come up short, sometimes changing the weight higher is a good option. you won’t get smaller but will become stronger,” said Yamauchi.
Page brings star power and excitement to the fight. When Yamauchi confronts someone that many have seen And some people still see it as Bellator’s face.
“This fight came at the right time. Unfortunately for him It’s time to shine my light,” said Yamauchi.
Watch the all day media battle with Goiti Yamauchi above. Yamauchi joins Michael ‘Venom’ Page at Bellator 292 on Friday night in San Jose, CA.