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We Got Next: Modestas Bukauskas, David Onama, and Themba Gorimbo – MMA Root

We Got Next: Modestas Bukauskas, David Onama, and Themba Gorimbo

Modestas Bukauskas has been through a lot in the past few weeks, including recently retiring from the UFC, which he discusses in depth in episode 6 of We Got Next with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck. Bukauskas (5:44) talks about the injury he suffered in his last fight with Khalil Rowntree at UFC Vegas 36 in September, when he plans to be cleared to compete again, regardless of whether he believes the oblique kick has place in MMA, his reaction to leaving the UFC, Paulo Costa’s big weight skip ahead of UFC Vegas 41, and whether he has any interest in playing for Bellator or the PFL.

Welterweight Temba Gorimbo (38:42) then discusses his upcoming fight with Handesson Ferreira at UAE Warriors 24 this Friday in Abu Dhabi, his incredible journey into the world of mixed martial arts, becoming an orphan at 13 and a blood diamond smuggler. at 16 and the need to flee Zimbabwe to South Africa and why it took him two tries to get there, living on the street before finding MMA, hoping Dana White would be present and feeling that victory would lead him to the UFC.

Finally, David Onama (1:05:30) recalls his incredible fight with Mason Jones last Saturday at UFC Vegas 41, how he made his debut in a short time, knowing nothing about his opponent when the offer came in, his reaction to that he didn’t get the Fight of the Night bonus, which head coach James Krause told him after the fight, wanting to go back to 145 for the next fight when he wants to come back, and more.

Listen to the latest episode of the We Got Next podcast below. All episodes can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.