Las Vegas, NV — UFC light heavyweight Alonzo Menifield is going from something of a freakshow fight, to a much different challenge at UFC Vegas 62.
Menifield (12-3) picked up a win over Askar Mozharov last time out, whose record plummeted in the days leading up to the fight. Accusations of fights that never happened were later overshadowed by a positive steroid test — not that it mattered, given it was Menifield who picked up the win.
“I heard he was positive for some sort of anabolic steroids or something like that,” Menifield told media outlets including Cageside Press at the UFC Vegas 62 media day on Wednesday. “He should have worked on the strength part, because he was weak.”
“I guess beating him made it like, I don’t care, whatever.”
Since that fight, Menifield has been focusing on his cardio, something that many have questioned given his impressive physique.
“Been training in the mountains with the high elevation, just trying to keep it going,” Menifield revealed. “Just working on that endurance and cardiovascular, so I can just be more of myself in there.”
The results are already starting to show. “I feel it, I feel it. It’s been great.”
This Saturday, Menifield is paired up with Misha Cirkunov, who is returning to 205lbs after a brief stint at middleweight. “He’s a tough guy. Only way to do this is to finish him.”
Alonzo Menifield faces Misha Cirkunov on the main card of UFC Vegas 62 on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.