Top Brazilian prospect Diego “Magrinho” Silva takes on Andrew Whitney in the Main Event of CES 62 on April 30 in Orlando, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass. The winner of that bout will get a shot at the CES world bantamweight championship later this year. Before that, Diego caught up with Fightbook MMA.
Can you please tell us about how you started your martial arts journey?
I started after my father died. I was four years old, and my mother put me in judo because I had a lot of energy, and she thought it would help me a lot as a kid.
What do you enjoy about MMA?
I like it because of that feeling of challenge. Every day there’s an opportunity to get better.
How excited are you for your fight?
I’m very excited! It’s been a year since my last fight, so I’m ready to shine.
How is this fight going to play out?
I’m ready for war! I can knock out my opponent, submit him, or go a full three rounds. I’m ready for whatever.
What should fans expect out of you for this fight?
I will only move forward, and I’m going to do everything I can to finish the fight.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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