HomeUFCUFC Vegas 25: Cody Stamann has an ‘unhealthy obsession’ with getting even with Georgian fans (Video)
UFC Vegas 25: Cody Stamann has an ‘unhealthy obsession’ with getting even with Georgian fans (Video)
April 29, 2021
Forward of his much-anticipated UFC Vegas 25 bout with Merab Dvalishvili, Cody Stamann mentioned how enjoyable it’s to mess with Georgian followers.
Cody Stamann makes his return to the Octagon for the primary time in 2021 and can compete in the USA for the primary time since June 2020. Stamann is 19-3-1 as an expert and is trying to notch his first win in almost a yr. At UFC Vegas 25, Stamann will tackle Merab Dvalishvili in a bantamweight encounter that has struggled to remain collectively.
Stamann has obtained numerous backlash from fanbases up to now, however in keeping with him, nothing compares to Georgian followers.
”They took it to a special degree,” Stamann mentioned. “They took it to a degree the place it simply by no means needed to go. And, you already know, I feel there may be all the time a line with trash discuss. You recognize, my line is household. Like, you simply by no means cross that line, it doesn’t matter what. Regardless of if there’s a giant alternative to essentially piss anyone off, get beneath their pores and skin, like I’ll by no means ever say something dangerous about somebody’s household. By no means. I’ll by no means cross that line, and so they crossed it. And that, for me, is like ‘you’re useless within the water.’ I’m sort of an outdated nation boy like that. Like you would just about say no matter you need about me, [but] the second you carry my household into it, like, I’m a special human. I’m very very agitated about it.”
Cody Stamann says there’s no beef between he and Merab Dvalishvili
Stamann clarified that the frustration has nothing to do with the combat itself, however how the followers have reacted.
“There isn’t a private beef between Merab and I, however a few of his followers have been simply ruthless to me,” Stamann mentioned. “I imply, it has been…like I’ve been harassed virtually each combat by totally different folks man, however these folks actually love their athletes. I respect him for it, however on the similar time, I imply, they’ve harassed me to the purpose the place I’m like ‘I’m able to kill anyone.’”
“Oh god yeah,” Stamann mentioned with a smile when requested if he would savor the second in a counterattack in opposition to the Georgian followers. “Yeah, I’ve been fascinated with it for a very long time. In all probability an unhealthy obsession, sincere to god. However, you already know, after I’m put in conditions like that, I are inclined to do my finest. You recognize, in a state of affairs like [the] Brian Kelleher combat that I took on two weeks discover, I actually hadn’t been within the gymnasium due to COVID, and so they simply put me in a special place of focus and you already know, I’m in a position to do so much in conditions like that.”
Stamann will enter into the Octagon for the ninth time in his profession, having fought names resembling Aljemain Sterling, Bryan Caraway, and Jimmie Rivera, to call just a few. Stamann seems to be to get again to his profitable methods Saturday night time.
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