Undefeated on the regional circuit, middleweight Kyle Daukaus is prepared for his close-up.
It should come this weekend at UFC on ESPN 12. Daukaus (9-0) is stepping in for Ian Heinisch towards Brendan Allen, a fighter he all the time anticipated to cross paths with. “I’ve all the time had my eye on him,” he admitted on the occasion’s media day on Thursday.
This Combat Week, the media duties and every part that comes with it, “feels acquainted,” he mentioned. “I’ve all the time envisioned myself right here. So it appears like second nature. It appears like residence.”
Regardless of taking the bout towards Allen on quick discover, Daukaus has managed to get a camp in. “I truly had phrase of a battle for later this summer season, however I wasn’t allowed to announce something,” he revealed. “So I used to be coaching for that battle, and it simply so occurred that this name got here earlier.”
He’s additionally managed to not let himself be distracted by the civil unrest that has been ongoing within the U.S. for weeks. A giant a part of that appears to be avoiding “social” media.
“None of that stuff bothers me. I actually stayed off Fb and all of the social media platforms. I stayed away from all that political stuff,” Daukaus instructed Cageside Press. “As a result of I simply suppose it’s unhealthy mentally, and bodily. It brings a whole lot of aggression in the direction of one another, and it’s simply not good on this planet.”
It’s not simply politics both. “I believe social media is type of a gateway for folks to speak smack, and run their mouth, and simply be behind the keyboard,” continued Daukaus. “I’ve by no means actually been a social media particular person, however throughout this name [to fight], I’ve needed to get again on social media and actually push it. However I’m sticking to simply Twitter and Instagram, I’m staying off of Fb, as a result of I’m not a giant fan of Fb.”
Watch the total UFC on ESPN 12 media day scrum with Kyle Daukaus above.