The #10 ranked Flyweight in the world, UFC’s John Moraga (11-1), joins the Getting Lucky MMA podcast for an exclusive interview. “Chicano” John has an upcoming clash with #8 ranked Chris Cariaso (14-3) at UFC 155 in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 29, 2012.

Interview Summary: We talked just before Christmas as John’s camp and preparation was reaching a crescendo. Working with him throughout his camp and career are the very elite of the sport, including Benson Henderson, Cain Velasquez, and Dominick Cruz. Moraga talks about how his top level training partners not only sharpen his skills, but also how they have laid the game plan for reaching the next level in dieting, cardio, and game planning for each fight.

In addition, we discuss his proud Mexican American heritage and how it formed his resolve as a fighter. Coming up hard, Moraga figures strengthens the steel within Mexican fighters. We also talk about Arizona State University and how the Sun Devil wrestling program has produced an amazing line of talent: Cain Velasquez, Aaron Simpson, CB Dolloway, Kyle Kingsbury, Ryan Bader, and more.

Finally, John Moraga discusses his skill as a fighter, including his D1 wrestling pedigree and his natural ability with his striking. His biggest effort as a professional fighter was turning his cardio from acceptable into a weapon against his opponent.

While he predicts a win over Cariaso, John Moraga is extremely motivated to put on a great show to earn the respect and excitement for the Flyweights. With his skills, camp, and heart, we at WhatCulture.com don’t doubt him for a second.

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This article was first posted on December 27, 2012