I am heading into the last portion of my training camp now with three weeks remaining until my fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 85: "Bedlam" at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7.
My conditioning coach, Kenny Seaman, breaks my routine into three phases when I fight:
- Weights and strength training
- Torturous plyometrics
- Sport specific training (my favorite)
I love the final phase because it is very intense and gets me ready to fight. It involves a lot of sprinting and bringing in fresh teammates to beat on me between intervals. This is actually the one time when I look forward to conditioning because it feels just like a fight and I have my team there helping me through the intensity.
I took the long weekend off to relax and focus in the Rockies and now I am ready to grind out my last two weeks of training. I will train right up until the Friday before I leave and then continue to stay loose throughout the week by jogging and hitting pads.
My training is going great I feel like I never missed a beat from my last fight and just picked up where I left off. I had a ton of support behind me for my first fight here in Canada but it feels like support is just gaining momentum for this one.
I am the lone Canadian on the card so I feel the whole country is behind me for this fight.
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.