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Mallory Martin talks upcoming fight, training with Rose Namajunas & mental health

Mallory Martin has been working hard over the past few weeks as she prepares for her next challenge.

Martin is currently halfway through her training camp at the Easton Training Center in Denver, Colo. as she gets ready to fight Montserrat Ruiz at UFC Vegas 44 on Dec. 4.

While Martin trains at one of the best gyms in the world, she did get an extra bonus during training camp as she was in camp at the same time as her teammate and current strawweight champion Rose Namajunas.

Namajunas and Martin both helped each other out during their training sessions and Martin believes that sharing the gym with the champ as helped her grow as an athlete and will be a big factor in her fight with Ruiz.

Not only was Martin in camp with the top strawweight in the world, but she was also in camp at the same time as welterweight king Kamaru Usman and former interim lightweight champ Justin Gaethje.

Both Usman and Gaethje would practice before Martin and Namajunas, but Martin made it point to show up to practice one hour early just to get a glimpse of what Usman and Gaethje were working on.

As it turns out, Martin got a glimpse of the some great stuff. Last weekend at UFC 268, Usman retained his welterweight title by defeating Colby Covington and Gaethje defeated Michael Chandler to most likely secure another crack at the undisputed lightweight title. Not to mention that Namajunas also retained her strawweight belt on that card by defeating Zhang Weili.

Now Martin will look to keep the momentum rolling when she fights on Dec. 4.

Prior to her fight, Martin spoke with MyMMANews to discuss her matchup with Ruiz, training with the best fighters in the world and being a big advocate for mental health awareness.

You can watch her full interview in the video above.

A full list of fights scheduled UFC Vegas 44 are listed below:
Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo
Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell
Jake Matthews vs. Jeremiah Wells
Tanner Boser vs. Sergei Pavlovich
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Claudio Puelles
Montserrat Conejo vs. Mallory Martin
Brendan Allen vs. Brad Tavares
Bryan Barberena vs. Matt Brown
Vince Morales vs. Louis Smolka

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