Killys Mota on Training with Glover Teixeira and Preparing for Debut LFA Fight
I had the pleasure of talking with LFA’s newest signing, undefeated lightweight prospect Killys Mota. Mota is 27 years old and has a record of 10-0.
Please note, the interview was edited for grammatical reasons. The interview was done via text so Mota could answer questions with the help of a translator since he only recently moved to the United States.
Where are you from?
“I’m from the Brazilian city of Curitiba Parana.”
What is your nickname?
“I do not have a nickname currently, but I would like to have a pretty scary nickname.”
Where are you training and who are your training partners?
“I am considered one of the best lightweights in Brazil. I’m currently preparing with Glover Teixeira.
I’m training with top 5 UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira and Caio Magalhaes who has fought for Bellator and currently fighting for M1 Global in Russia and Bellator fighter Regivaldo Carvalho who fights for Bellator, whom in his last fight knocked out his opponent in 17 seconds.
I came from the best MMA academy in Brazil, the CM System academy where I trained for many years with very experienced athletes.”
When can we expect you to make your LFA debut?
“I am ready to fight as soon as possible in LFA. I want the organization’s belt.”
What message do you have for the LFA fans?
“I want to say to the LFA fans that I will give a show in all my fights, expect my best.”
What message do you have for the LFA lightweight division?
“To the lightweights, get ready, I’m undefeated and no one is going to stop me. Whoever walks in front of me will be crushed. I’m not here to joke around. I want to fight with the best lightweight fighter in LFA.”
What are your goals?
“My goal is to be world champion. I live every day for this, I workout every day for this. I have already defeated all of my opponents in Brazil. Now I will beat all my American opponents, or anyone else who gets in my way.”