Lance Palmer is extra motivated and excited to fight the undefeated Movlid Khaybulaev at PFL 6.
Losing is not something the two-time PFL featherweight champion Palmer often does. But this season’s PFL 1 was the first time he was handed defeat since March of 2017, when the league was still branded as the World Series of Fighting. That night, he lost a unanimous decision to former college wrestling foe Bubba Jenkins.
“Coming off of the loss in April, it was just, I know that wasn’t me in there as far as mentally and physically, so I don’t take too much out of that fight. Obviously, it’s a loss on my record, but coming in this fight [with Movlid Khaybulaev] it’s super motivating,” Palmer said during PFL 6 media day on Tuesday.
Palmer is motivated to be fighting his next opponent Khaybulaev who is undefeated at 16-0-1. He finds excitement in the challenge.
“I’m excited about it. The way it played out to be able to fight Movlid on this card is awesome. I’m excited, and I’m happy that the PFL was able to make it happen,” Palmer said.
He added to his excitement when a reporter asked about getting a finish to make the playoffs.
“I have to get a first-round finish [to get into the playoffs]. But regardless of that, I’m just excited for the fight Obviously, getting a win would be huge for me, just because he is a great opponent. I’m going to go out and have fun in there and just enjoy it. Enjoy the fight; enjoy the process leading up to it. I really haven’t really enjoyed- you know, the last one I didn’t really enjoy any of the process leading into it,” Palmer said.
“As far as the playoffs and the points and all the stuff goes, I’m not too worried about that. I just want to go out and get a win and be able to enjoy it. If I make the playoffs, that’s great; if I don’t, that’s great too. We’ll figure out the future when that time comes.”
Watch the full PFL 6 media day scrum with Lance Palmer above. The event takes place this Thursday, June 25, in Atlantic City, NJ, airing live on ESPN+ and ESPN 2 (TSN in Canada).