UFC On FX's Mike Easton: 'My Job Is To Demolish Whoever They Put In Front Of Me'

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UFC bantamweight Mike Easton will face Jared Papazian on the main card of tonight's UFC on FX. MMA Nation's Luke Thomas spoke with Easton before the fight.

Easton and Luke cover a range of topics including:

  • U.S. judo Olympian Rhadi Ferguson helping with strength and conditioning for all of his UFC camps.
  • Spending his entire camp in Camp Springs, Maryland and not at Alliance Gym in San Diego. However, Brandon Vera did fly over to help.
  • Why training on the East Coast grittiness is better for fight camp training.
  • Just how different the 'UFC experience' is from previous fight experiences.
  • Using Dominick Cruz's footwork in the first round of his fight at UFC on Versus 6 against Byron Bloodworth to get his feet 'under him' after a two-year layoff.
  • Not worried about having a camp around one fighter throughout the entire process.
  • What he knows about his opponent Papazian.
  • A health update on UFC bantamweight Dominick Cruz and whether Easton will have a role on the next season of 'The Ultimate Fighter'
It's interesting that Easton is getting to fight live on FX in only his second fight with the UFC. Washington, D.C. area fans have known for a long time that this kid is potent, powerful and packs a lot of excitement in his fights. Will national fans will get to see him show his stuff against Papazian or will the late-replacement opponent spoil Easton's coming out party?

The full audio interview is after the jump.

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