Watch the interview with Jack Hermansson above
Hermansson has been in a very long training camp dating back to February. The Norwegian-Swedish was originally training to fight Chris Weidman in May but cancellations related to COVID-19 cancelled the fight.
Now Hermansson is able to fight again with Fight Island giving fighters outside of the United States the ability to fight again despite travel restrictions. The fight against Gastelum is an important one as both men are looking to bounce back in a big way following losses to top contenders.
Hermansson naturally likes the matchup as he believes it faces his underrated ground game. Hermansson’s ground game against Gastelum’s wrestling will make for an excellent fight should the fight go to the ground.
In the full interview Hermansson talks about the matchup against Gastelum, training during the pandemic, and so much more.