Joe Giannetti (9-2-1), has been looking for the right fight to prove to the UFC brass that he is deserving of a contract. ‘Skeletor’ may have just found that fight. Giannetti will face Brant Moore (7-1) in the main event of LFA 89 which takes place of UFC Fight Pass, August 28th in South Dakota.
Giannetti discussed how good he feels leading into this extremely important fight for the South Shore Sportfighting standout.
“It’s been really good man. I honestly feel like I’m in the best shape of my life, I don’t have a giant cut ahead of me. I’m super light I feel stronger then ever, I am super excited”.
Joe elaborated on how this camp has been and the differences from previous fight camps.
“I’ve been splitting it 50/50 ever since I went back to South Shore Sportfighting. I will do my morning sessions in my garage and it will be either cardio or lifting, bag work if I know I can’t make it to the gym. That will be the morning session and I will rest up and do whatever I have to around the house and then at night I’ll head over to South Shore and do my technique, more cardio, drilling MMA, all the stuff like that and honestly I’ve been working with everyone at South Shore, anyone that’s willing to work with me”.
We also recapped UFC 252 and discussed Joe’s former TUF coach, Daniel Cormier, and his take on the outcome and what we may see moving forward.
“I think he’s done man, I give him a lot of praise for it because I’ve seen so many guys that say this will be my last fight and then it’s not. But he said to everybody win or lose this will be my last fight then I’m out and I think he’s gonna stick to it. It didn’t go his way and it was a good fight and you gotta respect him because he’s not saying he lost because of the eye poke. It was a big factor but he’s not blaming the loss on that”.
Giannetti was the runner up on TUF 27 losing to the season’s winner Mike Trizano via split decision in July of 2018. To the surprise of many, Joe was not signed to a UFC contract and has had to battle his way back via the regional scene. With his debut fight for LFA, Joe will have that chance to shine on one of the premier regional promotions in the whole country. Joe discussed the matchup.
“I honestly don’t even know if he can submit me and that’s not me trying to hype the fight or talk trash. It’s just styles. I mean I haven’t been submitted, his one loss was by submission and I saw that choke coming before it got locked in and I know the guy that was in the corner of that fight (Violent Bob Ross) so ya know I’ve had plenty of talks with him about this guy. I think I know him a lot better then he knows me, and I don’t think anybody knows me anymore”.
Giannetti’s plan for this fight is to show he is as good as he has ever been.
“I’ve made it pretty clear that my goal is the UFC, and I’m gonna do whatever I gotta do to get there. If I lose and I have to go win six or seven fights that’s what I’m ready to do anyways. I’m just looking to go out there and I wanna not just show off all my improvements, but to myself, know that all of that hard work wasn’t for nothing. I wanna go out there and do better than any fight in the past”.