Las Vegas, NV — A change in camps has helped Jordan Williams prepare for his bout at UFC Vegas 32 both in terms of training and physical condition.
“After my last fight, I was humbled. I needed a place with more training partners, and just more of a notoriety in the sport. Me and my management were in agreement that a move to Denver, Colorado was going to be the best not only for knowledge’s sake, but for cardio and other aspects of my game that can really be elevated. Literally,” Williams told Cageside Press and other outlets at the UFC Vegas 32 media day on Wednesday.
Williams is moving down to 170 pounds after losing a bout at 185 against Nassourdine Imavov. Williams has Type 1 Diabetes, which has made cutting weight a bit difficult but the UFC prospect. Williams takes pride in being able to represent people who suffer from diabetes at the highest level of the sport.
“It means a lot to be someone that can carry this weight of being a role model and inspire. A lot of people always ask themselves ‘Why me, why this terrible set back, why do I have this disease, why’d I lose my leg?’ I believe that I’m strong enough to carry this burden and that’s the why,” Williams said.
Williams admitted that he had issues with the weight cut for this fight due to the diabetes.
“So like last night my blood sugar got low and we were trying to be at a target weight. I had to drink some sugar to raise my blood sugar. Like an idiot I bought a bottle of juice that said, I didn’t read [the label]. I’m drinking this juice and my blood sugar is not raising and I look at the bottle and it’s like ‘Oh, this is 65% less sugar.’ I wasted about a half-pound drinking that and now I have to drink another half-pound of a substance with carbs,” Williams said.
“Two steps down, one up,” Williams said describing the weight cut.
Williams takes on Mickey Gall as the first fight on the main card of UFC Vegas 32.
Watch the full UFC Vegas 32 media day scrum with Jordan Williams above.