“My Daughter Was Born Recently And I Couldn’t Sleep”- Sergey Spivak

Published 07/19/2020, 12:29 AM EDT


UFC Heavyweight Sergey Spivak spoke to the media post-fight after securing a decision victory at UFC Fight Night. The card was headlined by Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez, who scrapped for the vacant Flyweight scrap.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The fight was a competitive affair and largely played out at the jab range. ‘The Polar Bear’ bounced back off a loss in his previous fight as he competed on the preliminary section of the card. Moreover, a victory over an unbeaten prospect often leads to lucrative opportunities within the division.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“You’re going to see a different Sergey Spivak”

The Moldova republic native was critical of his performance when talking to the media via MMA Junkie. He explained some unusual circumstances that led to his self-titled sub-par performance.

“It was a close fight. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to prepare properly. My daughter was born recently and I couldn’t really get enough sleep. I was sleeping 3 hours a night. Hopefully next time, I’m going to show a better fight.”

These challenging circumstances could have undoubtedly played a vital role while going into a UFC fight. Not to mention, Fight Island has experienced high viewership as it’s the only consistent televised sporting event.

“I felt that I could finish him even in the first round, but I didn’t want to go full in. The next time you’re going to see a different Sergey Spivak. It wasn’t the Sergey Spivak you should expect the next time.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

Following the bout, the two heavyweights were seemingly not done with each other as they began jawing back and forth. It appears as though the tension-filled fight week facilitated high octane pressure for ‘The Polar Bear’.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The current landscape of the UFC heavyweight division is exciting given the overall competitive nature of the weight class. Chiefly, new prospects add an interesting dimension to the development of an ever-evolving weight class. The division will get some clarity once Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier finally collide at UFC 252.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Darryl Pinto

1635 articles

Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT