Jingliang Li has been training at the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Judging by this video he seems to have the entire facility to himself.
The UFC shared some footage of ‘The Leech’ training on Twitter:
The Leech is ready for #UFC267 ????
— UFC (@ufc) October 11, 2021
Li is facing Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi and he sounds extremely confident. It is not clear when this footage was filmed as the fight is less than three weeks away but Li says,
“The training camp started, I’m in good shape. There’s some targeted training and rest. Just don’t get injured!”
He goes into a little more detail about the focus of this training camp,
“Power training as well as speed and reaction.”
Chimaev is undefeated and was the most hyped prospect in the division before contracting Covid-19. The Russian missed all of 2020 but will be making his long awaited comeback at the Etihad Arena.
A win over such an exciting prospect could put Li, who is currently ranked #11 at welterweight, right in the title mix. He will be been studying his opponent and revealed his own personal motto ahead of this pivotal fight,
“Know your enemy and know yourself to be invincible.”
UFC 267 will be the promotion’s first event in Abu Dhabi since January. It promises to be a big night for Asian MMA and this Chinese welterweight will be hoping to mark it with the biggest win of his career.