Petr Yan said “no one cares” in Merab Dvalishvili.
Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan isn’t thinking about a title right now. Even though there is an important event this Saturday.
“I think I have to win this fight first. Then we’ll see how it goes,” Yan (16-4) said during this week’s UFC Las Vegas Media Day. “I beat O’Malley. I will do it more confidently.”
Of course, Yan didn’t defeat Sean O’Malley at UFC 280 last October. At least it didn’t meet the referee’s decision. On the other hand, he made the wrong decision to split up. Whether he gets a rematch or not, however, first is Merab Dvalishvili and hence. Yan then tried not to think about the judge.
“I’ve made up my mind. If I had to move forward I have to forget about the past,” said Yan, “so I’m just thinking about the future.”
The future saw Dvalishvili shoot for the former champions. Georgians have a lot to say about Russia’s Yankees this week. Political and personal motives seem to be the fuel. Russia invaded Georgia years before going to war with Ukraine. Yan Young illegally kneels at Merab’s teammate Aljamen Sterling in their first fight.
For Yan, Merab’s words were a call to attention. “I don’t think he has any other way of drawing attention to himself. He couldn’t do it in a fight. in his fight He does everything like a dog. They grabbed the leg and pushed the opponent to the cage. So he’s just trying to pay a little attention. No one was interested in him,” Yan said.
This includes the incident at the Sukhu Hotel earlier this week.
“I was leaving the hotel for training at PI and he came to see me. He asked for an interview with The Schmo to promote the fight,” recalls Yan. “But like I said, no one was interested in Merab and I wasn’t interested in promoting him either.”
See the full UFC Las Vegas media day appearance by Petr Yan above.