Anthony Hernandez plans to avoid injury plague following brilliant performance at UFC 298: “I shouldn’t do that sh*t in the gym”

By Fernando Quiles - February 20, 2024

Anthony Hernandez is trying to ensure that he keeps himself healthy in the midst of his rise at middleweight.

Anthony Hernandez

Hernandez competed in the main card opener of UFC 298 inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California this past Saturday night. He shared the Octagon with Roman Kopylov in a grappler vs. striker affair. Once “Fluffy” got the fight to the ground, it was academic. He locked up a rear-naked choke, forcing a tap out in round two.

After the fight, Hernandez admitted that he feels his own worst enemy is himself, and he’s working to ensure that will no longer be the case.


Anthony Hernandez Blames Himself For Injuries, Vows To Correct Issue

Anthony Hernandez spoke to reporters following his big submission finish over Kopylov. “Fluffy” said that previous injuries have been frustrating, but he’s confident that it’s all in the past now (h/t MMAJunkie).

“I want to make my run,” Hernandez said. “I’ve been proven that I’m here. I want to make my run now. I’m happy. I’m excited. It’s time to get back to f*cking work. … (Getting injured) f*cking sucks. I’m learning how to stay out of my own way and not get f*cking hurt all the time. I’m a [expletive] sometimes and I’ll just f*cking fight anyone for free. I shouldn’t do that sh*t in the gym. I have the best team in the world and the best coaches. They’ve been helping me stay out of my own way and just f*cking sticking to the grind. It shows every f*cking fight. I plan on staying healthy and keep doing what I’m doing and making my run.”

With that said, Hernandez is making a name for himself at 185 pounds and he doesn’t care who he has to get past in order to become a UFC champion.

“I honestly don’t follow the f*cking division like that,” Hernandez said. “I really don’t know, but whoever the f*ck is in front of me, I’m ready. Give me someone who does not have a fight. I want to do a main event because I’d like to have my face on the poster and I’m trying to get in the video game, so what’s up?”

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