Sunday, July 05, 2009

David Hojak Interviews Cyrille Diabate

Originally posted on editorial author David Hojak (0-0) recently got a chance to speak with veteran mixed martial artist and TUF9 Team USA striking coach, Cyrille Diabate (14-6). Born to French parents in Le Celle St Clous, France in 1973, Cyrille has spent his life winning WKA and National Kickboxing titles, which he gave us some insight into during his call.

On the call, he also discussed the pretense of how he'd like to return to the UFC, what awaits him when he gets there, and how long he'd like to stay.

Cyrille was humble in his approach to returning to the UFC, believing that he was as tasked with proving his worth in the organization despite his vast experience, especially considering his impressive 7-1 run in his last eight fights.

He talks more about his chance to perform in Pride in front of hundreds of thousands of fans, and takes with him the memories of walking down that Pride ramp, down to the Pride ring, and living in the moment of competing in a Pride bout. Though he admits he was finished brutally, he bears no ill will towards Shogun.

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