“The only way I feel the most alive, the most at home and safe – as weird as that may sound – the world makes sense when I’m in there fighting. I haven’t had that for a long time, and I’m stumbling over my words right now because that’s how excited I am to go in there and fight. I’ve never been so excited to get punched in the face.”
UFC light heavyweight Joey Beltran cemented himself as a fan favorite long ago due to his love a good brawl. However, he hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since last December. Rather than an injury keeping Beltran out, “The Mexicutioner” was suspended nine months for PED use. The heavy-handed 31-year old is set to shake off the ring rust and get his hands dirty next week when he faces Fabio Maldonado at UFC Fight Night 29. Beltran recently spoke to UFC.com about how he spent his time on the sidelines and his appreciation for Maldonado as a competitor while also offering a bold prediction on their upcoming clash.
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