Enrique Barzola Staying Calm, Not Thinking of Million Dollars in Bantamweight Grand Prix

After over 5 years and ten fights within the UFC, Enrique Barzola is on the highway to profitable 1,000,000 {dollars} in Bellator.

The cash will come to the winner of the promotion’s bantamweight grand prix, and after profitable a qualifying combat, Barzola (18-5-2) will get Magomed Magomedov in a quarterfinal bout this Friday at Bellator 282.

“Wow, it’s too [much] money right? But now, I’m keeping focused on my fights, keeping focused on this fight with Magomed on Friday,” Barolza informed Cageside Press, when requested concerning the potential monetary windfall profitable the match would convey. “I have [a calmness] for this fight, it’s very important for me, keep calm. That’s it. Because if I think about the money, I don’t stay focused. It’s very important, now, [to] stay calm.”

Magomedov has shared the got here with some massive names, Barzola agreed, however the Peruvian fighter says he’s prepared for the problem.

“Petr Yan is a good fighter, for me, [but] I don’t care. Because I’m ready for [Magomedov], I’m ready to destroy this guy,” he said. “It’s no problem for me if this guy fought with ex-champions like Petr Yan or other fighters, but now, he’s going to fight with me this Friday. I’m really ready for this.”

“I have a lot of experience, I’ve fought with a lot of Russians, [and] I’m going to destroy this guy,” Barzola added.

The The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 winner additionally has loads of expertise with tournaments. That may give him an edge, however Barzola additionally is aware of he needs to be cautious to not repeat previous errors.

“I have a lot of experience for tournaments. My first tournament was in Peru, but I lost. I remember I lost because I was thinking about money, I was thinking about [the] final,” Barzola recalled. “I fought once, I win, in the second fight, I lost because I was thinking [about] my next fight, the final, this was my mistake.”

“The second tournament was in the UFC, TUF Latin America, where I became champion in this tournament, in 155. Now it’s my third tournament, in Bellator,” he continued. “I have a lot of experience for tournaments, but most important, I need to stay current, my focus on Magomed. Now, this Friday, I’m going to kill this guy.”

Watch the total Bellator 282 media day scrum with Enrique Barzola above. The occasion takes place this Friday, June 24, 2022 on the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

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