The audio of slapping Thai boxing pads resembles via Montreal’s world-famous Tristar Health club as expert combined martial musician Olivier Aubin-Mercier trains for his future look at UFC 231 in Toronto.
The Montreal citizen is readied to challenge versus Brazilian Gilbert Burns in a light-weight battle at the Scotia Financial Institution Field on Dec. 8.
The battle guarantees to be amazing, as both competitors are seeking redemption after experiencing losses in their last spells.
” The Canadian Mobster” saw his four-fight winning touch concerned an end after a grinding three-round loss by novice Alexander Hernandez in July.
Aubin-Mercier is anticipating a busy initial- or second-round surface.
Both were arranged to find head-to-head in February, yet Burns was regarded unsuited to eliminate by the Florida State Athletic Compensation due to the fact that he was obese, making him disqualified to complete.
Burns making weight for the upcoming spell does issue the Quebec boxer. He claims he has high hopes Burns will certainly lose weight to the 155- extra pound objective.
2 weeks out of his 10 th UFC look, Aubin-Mercier confesses the back-breaking routine is demanding.
“The week of the fight I hate it, but when I win I love it,” he admitted, adding that he feels fresh and on target to be at his fighting weight.Click To Tweet
The charming and also honored Canadian has actually been climbing up the rankings in the UFC’s light-weight department considering that his octagon launching in 2014.
” Battling is the only point I recognize,” he claimed.
Remembering his youth, the 29- year-old claimed schoolmates would certainly usually tattle to his moms and dads when he injured them while play combating.
However, the two-time nationwide Judo champ asserts to be a real softy, particularly when it pertains to motion pictures.
“Watching Lord of the Rings, I cry every time when they get saved,” he told Global News.Click To Tweet
He claims his awesome reaction inside the cage does not follow him outside, as the self-proclaimed food lover uncovered throughout a current quail searching experience in Reno, Nev.
” I really felt so poor,” he claimed, defining just how he needed to finish the life of a bird he eliminated with a slingshot.
Aubin-Mercier confesses he really did not delight in searching yet claims it was a mind-blowing and also poetic experience to take the life of a pet.
He claims every person that consumes meat ought to have that very same feeling and also link with their food.
Officially called the “Quebec youngster”– a name offered to him throughout his time on The Ultimate Boxer collection– Aubin-Mercier just recently altered his boxer character and also label.
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The Canadian Mobster has just recently befalled of the top 15 in perhaps one of the most piled department, yet he wishes to accomplish leading 10 condition by the end of 2019.
Aubin-Mercier likewise has grand ambitions outside the cage. He is the host of a recently introduced podcast called Le Canadian Mobster Podcast
The easygoing French podcast intends to offer even more French-language Mixed Martial Arts competitors a voice in a mainly English-language media showing off setting.
“A lot of the French fighters do not have the opportunity to get known because they don’t speak English,” Aubin-Mercier said.Click To Tweet
Although in its early stage, the podcast is gradually getting a target market many thanks to Aubin-Mercier’s jokester appeal.
He intends to possibly relinquish expert combating in 3 to 4 years.
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Aubin-Mercier and also a number of various other Canadian competitors can be seen on the complimentary UFC 231 prelims beginning at 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 8.