– Well, Marlon, the wait is finally over. After a lot of talking, months of back and forth, you guys are finally going to meet in the Octagon. How excited are you to be finally fighting Jimmy?
– Yeah, I’m very excited. I’ve worked for this fight. And he’s one of the top in the division. And this is what I’m looking– I’m looking for challenges. That’s one more. And I’m pretty much ready, and I’m ready to get out there and win this fight.
LAURA SANKO: You guys have actually train a little bit together. Based on those reps, where do you see yourself having the biggest advantage in this fight?
MARLON MORAES: I think everywhere, you know? I think I’m better everywhere. And I’ve just got to get in there, mix everything up, and make him miss and make him pay.
LAURA SANKO: He’s a high-volume, high-pressure striker. You do your best work at distance with those leg kicks. What’s going to be the key to you dictating that distance?
– I think I control– I control, and I control hard, you know? And you see that. You see my movement and my power. And I’m ready. I’m ready to go out there and win.
LAURA SANKO: Last time we saw you in the Octagon, you delivered one of the most vicious knockouts I have ever seen– a guy that had never been finished before. Jimmy’s never been finished before. Do you think you can do it again?
– I’m ready to win the fight. I don’t care how. I want to go in there, and I want to be the best fighter in the five rounds. That’s five rounds. I have five rounds to be in there and win the fight.
LAURA SANKO: Well, Marlon, thank you so much for taking a second to talk with us. Best of luck to you.