Eddie Yagin has fought since UFC 145 in 2012 when he defeated Mark Hominick in a thrilling contest that won Fight of the Night. He suffered a concussion that sidelined him in training but wants to return ASAP.
Talks about his training, working as a tattoo artist and more in this interview:
Was it just years of sparring and fighting that caused that injury?I don't think it's years of, I think it's just a concussion that I didn't know I had and it just got worse. Because I was getting ready for Siver from the beginning of the year and then UFC 151 got cancelled, so after that they moved it down to December. So I was sparring hard all year before that fight. When you get ready for a fight, it's different. Right after a fight most the time you're not really going to spar, if you're in the middle of training, you don't want to spar hard; it looks hard but it's not hard hard. And then when you're getting ready for a fight, most of the time we're trying to take each others heads off. Whoever you're sparring with, he's probably getting ready for his fight too, and he wants to see where he's at too. It's kind of like a confidence slash pride thing.