Lazar Stojadinovic is MMA fighter , 25 years old , he lives in Miami Beach USA, but lately he is in Greece helping as sparring partner the first UFC athlete out of Greece Tony Christodoulou .
But he doesn't do just that .
He will also fight at the event of 'Cage Survivor 3' , one of the most promising and rising MMA events in Greece .
We discussed with 'The Pitbull' about that fight and his future plans .
He told us about his current condition and his opponent Stefanos Apostolakis in 'Cage Survivor' !
''Τraining is going well . I came to Greece to help my brother Tony out for this fight in UFC . So I was already in shape , just turning it up .
About my opponent Apostolakis I don't know much . I don't research my opponents . I just go and do what I do .''
What is his opinion about the greek mma fighters and what does he consider for the level of the sport here ?
''There are a lot of tough fighters with potential. Most guys are strong in one or two aspects, the more it grows the more gyms will become more well rounded. There are exceptions like Tony Christodoulou (UFC) and Andreas Michailidis (Bellator). Alexis Nikolakopoulos is a up and coming prospect.
One thing is Greek fighters courage. In the US most people are not willing to fight me, but in Greece they are always up for the challenge .
Since 2012 he is not that active in MMA fighting. Why is it happening and who is UFC a target for him in the near future ?
That is why I have so much respect for Greek fighters, because it is hard to find me fights stateside. I had three pro boxing matches to stay busy . I had an injury that held me back as well.
Now I am looking toward ufc !''
He lives Tony Christodoulou everyday in sparrings . Does he believe he can take his first win in Sweden against Tairbek taisumov?
Yes I have complete faith in his abilities and determination I'm sure he will take the win. The critical moment is yet to be seen, just know that his hand will be raised .''
His last words in this interview :
''I will also like to thank Greece for treating me like one of their own. Ι also like to thank Pavlos Kaponis at Diamond Camp, Thanasis Karousos from Fighters, and Hlias Mpatsinilas from Brotherhood of Psychos . Last but not least Fightersdome.GR for always supporting me.''
Lazar fights out of American Top Team and 5th Street Gym .
Cage Survivor takes place this Sunday January 18th at Thea Live in Alimos , Athens .