Kyle Bochniak Says He’s “Back to My True Self” Ahead of UFC Boston

Kyle Bochniak
Kyle Bochniak Credit: Joe McDonagh/Cageside Press

A little adversity can be a big inspiration, and that seems to be the case with Massachusetts’s own Kyle Bochniak ahead of UFC Boston.

Boston, MA — If there was ever a time for Kyle Bochniak to put on a big performance, it’s this Friday at UFC Boston — UFC on ESPN 6 — against Sean Woodson.

Bochniak, a Massachusetts native, enters the bout on a two-fight win streak. Well aware, he told media outlets including Cageside Press at Wednesday’s media day, of what three losses in a row can mean in the UFC.

“It’s time to put up or shut up. I’m going in there, throwing down, and not holding anything back. Looking to get a win, but not just a win but an impressive win.” If all goes according to plan, Bochniak added, he’ll negotiate a new deal, and “make my run in 2020.”

Heading into UFC Boston, Bochniak said that “I feel more mentally prepared than I’ve ever felt in my whole entire career. I’m in a good spot right now. I had a long layoff. I had a good performance against Zabit [Magomedsharipov], I had a subpar performance against Hakeem [Dawodu].”

The Zabit fight certainly was memorable, a Fight of the Night showing at UFC 228. Months later, the came could not be said of his fight against Dawodu at UFC 231 in Toronto.

Bochniak hasn’t been seen since. “Had a bad injury, ten months layoff,” he explained.

“Financially everything sucks, but it builds character,” he added. “I realized why I got in this in the first place. I’m back to my true self.”

Against Woodson, Bochniak’s “looking to go in there and not let anything hold me back,” he said Wednesday. While he plans on showing controlled chaos, a controlled ‘Crash,’ Bochniak added that “when my opportunity comes I will jump on it.”

As for fighting in Boston once again, “I’m sure when I walk out it’s going to feel like the main event, my adrenaline’s going to be going, I’m going to feel like a superhero,” he said. But in the end, “before you know it, fifteen minutes will be over, like ‘what the hell just happened?'”

“That’s how it goes,” he finished.

Watch the full UFC Boston media day press scrum with Kyle Bochniak above!

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