And if you’re in the mood to check out some of Chiesa’s handiwork inside the Octagon, here are the three fights he recommends.
UFC Fight Night 80 vs. Jim Miller: “We got Fight of the Night and we had some good scrambles,” he said of his December 2015 clash with the consummate pro from Sparta, New Jersey that ended with Chiesa securing a second-round submission finish.
UFC on FOX 19 vs. Beneil Dariush: “The story with that fight is always funny because that’s when I nearly crapped my pants,” laughed Chiesa, who has shared the details of his bowel issues ahead of the bout in the past. “If you do a little backstory work, it’ll make the fight even better.”
UFC 232 vs. Carlos Condit: “The Condit fight is definitely one because of everything that went with that one,” he said of his triumph over the former interim welterweight champion, which marked his debut in the division and halted the first and only two-fight losing streak of his career.
“I hope it’s not true, but that might be the best submission I ever hit in my career,” he added.
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