UFC featherweight Josh Emmett (15-2 MMA) is using his time wisely while the state of California is on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am doing my part. I am dieting and eating healthy,” said Emmett. “I am running around my neighborhood and doing workouts in my garage with the bag. It’s definitely difficult, but we are playing it day by day.”
The Team Alpha Male fighter is encouraging other fighters to do their best and use this time to better themselves. “Diet, educate yourself, read books, go over some of your favourite fighters and break them down or review techniques and use that. Be productive,” said Emmett. “Just don’t sit there, sleep in or stay up late and eat bad. I am going to come out of it way better than I was when it started. I’ve lost a lot of weight and I’m doing my best to get my workouts in. Don’t be lazy”.
Emmett was scheduled to face Edson Barboza (20-8 MMA) on May 2 in Oklahoma, but the bout was cancelled due to the pandemic. He admits that as of now, no one has any idea when this is going to be over. If things get back up and running, the 35-year-old is hoping to be in shape and hop into a seven-week camp to fight.
During this troubled time, Emmett wanted to express his thanks to all the doctors, nurses and essential workers. He also wished health and safety to all his fans.