The grind is over.
Today was the last day of conditioning for my upcoming middleweight fight with Michael Bisping at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7. It is always a weird feeling to be done with the grind -- all those weeks of intense training are done and now it is time to put it to the test.
I had an awesome last week of training. There were no snags ... I just put my nose to the grindstone.
Today we pushed it the hardest I have ever gone in my circuit. It's clear that I am in better shape than I was for the Alan Belcher fight at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre" just this past April.
I love being done because I know my body gets a chance to rest and recover. It also means that I get to fight next week! Even though it was only a short five-week training camp I feel I have done more than enough. Everything is flowing well standing and on the ground.
The press for this fight is crazy. Everyone is calling wondering what the gameplan is and my thoughts on the fight. I can tell you that my game plan is always the same -- make him play my game.
I am going to push the pace in this fight like crazy and I will go whereever the fight takes me. The general opinion seems to be that people expect me to take him to the ground where he seems to be the most vulnerable.
That's not the case. I predict a stand up war!
If it goes to the ground then so be it, but I am not going to force the takedown. I know he will try to keep it standing and he will be very active and aggressive so I am looking forward to a tough exciting fight.
And that's just what I plan to give the fans in London and around the world.
Jason Day is a top Canadian mixed martial artist who was successful in his Octagon debut against Alan Belcher at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre 2" on April 19. UFC President Dana White referred to his performance that night as "amazing" and has rewarded him with a high profile fight against The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 light heavyweight winner, Michael Bisping. Day is on a red hot five-fight win streak, which he will put on the line against "The Count" at UFC 85: "Bedlam" at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7. He'll detail his preparation for the bout right here at MMAmania.com with frequent updates. He would like to thank his sponsors Hardcor Fightwear & Apparel and BodyArt Fitness. To check out more from Jason here at MMAmania.com click here.