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Thursday, May 17, 2018

UFC FN 129: Chad Laprise is Latest Fighter to Cite Benefits of Not Having to Cut Too Much Weight

Chad Laprise (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

In the last couple of years, several fighters have cited the benefits of moving up a weight class and not having to cut too much weight, and Chad Laprise is one of them.

After Laprise lost via split decision to lightweight Ross Pearson in March, 2016, the Canadian moved up to welterweight. Since then, Laprise has taken out Thibault Goti, Brian Camozzi and most recently, Galore Bofando.

In advance of Laprise’s fight this Saturday with Vincent Luque at UFC Fight Night 129, the fighter told UFC.com the following:

“Without me having to cut all that weight, I feel so much better and I can go out there and perform to the best of my abilities,” said Laprise. “Everything is clicking. I’m coming off three knockouts in a row, so my confidence is at an all-time high.”

The wins have also taken place after Laprise relocated his camp from Tristar in Montreal, to the Adrenaline Center in London, Ontario, which is closer to where he’s from.

“I’ve been here almost two years, full-time, and Andrew Elliott is my head coach. I’m working with all the same guys – Andrew Elliott, Leo Loucks, Mark Hominick, Chris Clements, Jesse Ronson, (Chris) Horodecki, (Sam) Stout; everybody. This is my home and I’m comfortable, happy and I perform really well when I’m happy.

UFC FN 129 will take place in Santiago, Chile.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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