UFC Vegas 65: Sergey Spivak Says Name In Front of Him “Is Not Important”

At UFC Vegas 65, Sergey Spivak has the possibility of fight for five rounds for the first time in his career, against the biggest name in his career to date.

Yet the Moldovan isn’t concerned about any of that.

Speaking during the UFC Vegas 65 media day this week, Spivak (15-3) told the media that “I didn’t concentrate my attention on the five rounds as opposed to less. I do what my coaches tell me to do, my trainers tell me to do. They tell me what to do, I follow their game plan, and that’s it. I don’t concentrate on how long the fight’s going to be.”

Similar sentiments were expressed by Spivak when he was asked about opponent Derrick Lewis, one of the most popular heavyweights in the promotion.

“It doesn’t matter for me who to fight,” said Spivak. “Derrick is a very good fighter, he’s fought for the belt a few times already. He’s a strong guy, and I’ve prepared for that. It doesn’t matter for me who I’m going to fight. Now it’s Derrick Lewis, and that’s who I’m going to fight.”

Asked if a former title challenger was the sort of match-up he wanted, Spivak again reiterated that who he fights doesn’t matter. Instead, he explained, “the time will show what’s going to happen. I do whatever I can to get to the victory. That’s why I’m here, I’m here to get the victory, I’m here to train for the victory. And what name is in front of me and how loud that name is is not important.”

Watch the full UFC Vegas 65 media day appearance by Sergey Spivak above. The event takes place this Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Apex in Las Vegas, with prelims kicking off at 1PM ET.