To put this in musical terms, Alex Hernandez went from Steely Dan to Limp Bizkit in one single training camp.
That’s because “The Great Ape” made the not-so-great decision to drop down to the 145-pound weight class to battle Billy Quarantillo at the UFC 282 pay-per-view (PPV) event last December in Las Vegas, which ended with a second round technical knockout loss.
And a picket-line penis.
“I’ve got some of the best nutritionists in the world, Perfecting Athletes is the group I go with. It’s not like I wasn’t eating it was just small man,” Hernandez told reporters at the UFC Vegas 69 media day (transcribed by Express.co.uk). “It was rough, it was the roughest. It wasn’t like I was moaning every day, I was locked in, but my d*ck didn’t even work in the morning. I was Gender X, just moving through for three months. Just a straightforward path.”
Hernandez, 30, returns to the lightweight division to throw hands opposite battle-tested veteran Jim Miller as part of the UFC Vegas 69 event this Sat. night (Feb. 18, 2023) at APEX in Las Vegas, following a 155-pound fight camp that freed him of “pain and struggling.”
Things are looking up, so to speak.
“Doing that for enough time probably weighs on the brain a little bit,” Hernandez continued. “It was tough, everything was low. Everything was depleted. I felt strong though. I felt fast, I felt faster than I’ve ever felt. The conditioning was fantastic, but I just needed to keep the mental game right. I just needed to remember why I was doing all this pain and struggling for.”
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