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Joe Pyfer: ‘I will be proper again the place I belong’ with UFC 303 win over Marc-Andre Barriault

LAS VEGAS – Joe Pyfer doesn’t seem too concerned with public perception after his first UFC loss. Pyfer (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) turned many heads with his performance on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2022, including the tagline UFC CEO Dana White dropped when announcing he was heading to the big show: “Be Joe Pyfer.”

Joe Pyfer: ‘I will be proper again the place I belong’ with UFC 303 win over Marc-Andre Barriault

LAS VEGAS – Joe Pyfer doesn’t appear too involved with public notion after his first UFC loss.

Pyfer (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) turned many heads along with his efficiency on Dana White’s Contender Sequence in 2022, together with the tagline UFC CEO Dana White dropped when asserting he was heading to the massive present: “Be Joe Pyfer.”

“Bodybagz” lived as much as the hype in his first three fights. Pyfer completed Alen Amedovski, Gerald Meerschaert and Abdul Razak Alhassan all earlier than the third spherical. Nevertheless, in his fourth outing, he reached the third spherical, and even the ultimate horn, however misplaced a unanimous determination to Jack Hermansson.

Pyfer instantly felt individuals leaping off his practice after his first UFC loss. He seems to be to rebound at UFC 303 in opposition to Marc-Andre Barriault and has stayed true to his self-imposed promise of being quiet within the lead-up.

“The one factor that modified was the social media world, however nothing has modified in my coronary heart and nothing has modified in my thoughts,” Pyfer instructed reporters on the UFC 303 media day. “… We reside in a woke f*cking world with a bunch of little weak b*tches. So, I don’t have a lot respect for lots of people that need to chunk their tongue as a result of it’s the social norm. Social norm doesn’t make it proper, so there’s a variety of sh*t that I don’t f*ck with.”

Whereas tuning out the change in public notion, Pyfer says he has been working exhausting at getting again into the win column. Throughout this camp he centered on dialing in his diet plan and feels nice simply days forward of his struggle in opposition to Barriault (16-7 MMA, 5-6 UFC). If he performs like he believes he can, and picks up his fourth UFC stoppage, he expects individuals to right away come again round.

“Everyone’s appearing like I bought knocked out, choked out or one thing,” Pyfer stated. “Bro, I misplaced a call and I misplaced by one spherical, and in that third spherical, I bought hit within the eyeball, couldn’t see the man for the remainder of the struggle. So, it’s simply individuals’s delusion. It’s like I misplaced by that a lot. Dude’s bought 17 UFC fights, that was my fifth one, and I’m on the market acting at that on my fifth struggle.

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“I’ll be proper again the place I belong, belief me.”

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