Randy Costa (5-10) is set to take on Martin Day at UFC Columbus on March 28. Before that he took the time to talk to MyMMANews about a variety of topics including the mental side of the fight game.
Costa takes the mental side very seriously and even went as far as to study sports psychology in school where he was able to learn about the mindset that leads you to becoming champion. He doesn’t look at classic athletes like Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant as examples but rather looks at guys like Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre as inspiration.
Costa also discusses what his mindset was like heading into his past few fights and where his head is currently at as he takes on Day in a few fights.
Costa also talked about his upcoming fight and how he matched, his “Zohan” nickname, and so much more.
“As an opponent, he’s a phenomenal opponent,” Costa said of Day. “Very exciting, very flashy, very fun, very tough. I don’t think he’s ever had a boring fight. I could say the same thing for myself,” he added.
Watch the full interview with Randy Costa above.
UFC on ESPN 8 fight card:
Francis N’Gannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – 265 lbs
Raphael Assunção vs. Cody Garbrandt – 135 lbs
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro – 265 lbs
Khalil Rountree vs. Sam Alvey – 205 lbs
Tecia Torres vs. Mizuki Inoue – 115 lbs
Aspen Ladd vs. Julianna Peña – 135 lbs
Matt Brown vs. Miguel Baeza – 170 lbs
Carlos Felipe vs. Jeff Hughes – 265 lbs
Davey Grant vs. Louis Smolka – 135 lbs
Randy Costa vs. Martin Day – 135 lbs
Punahele Soriano vs. Eric Spicely – 185 lbs
Laureano Staropoli vs. Philip Rowe – 170 lbs