Tommy Langaker is facing Kade Ruotolo this Friday, June 9, at ONE Fight Night 11!
The Norwegian is very excited about his upcoming match, even though he is considered to be an underdog by many.
But Langaker doesn’t care about that at all.
As he said in a Jiu-Jitsu Times interview, he is fully committed to his own game – and isn’t too concerned about Kade’s at all:
I’ve never been a big fan of studying any opponent, to be honest.
Of course, I have some idea of what they do, and how they do things, but nothing in particular, no specified focus on that person.
I like to focus more on myself and my own game, and work around that, rather than spending a lot of energy focusing on the other people.
Langaker also emphasized that he has to focus on not getting pulled into Kade’s scramble and fast-pace oriented game:
I know a lot of people get stressed because the opponent is going so fast.
They can go fast because that’s their usual tempo.
But if you get pulled into it, and you start trying to match that tempo, you’re going to start gassing out.
I don’t know if Tainan [Dalpra] or Mica [Galvao] are still signed to ONE, but it would be cool to face one of them.
I think Garry Tonon would also be cool to meet at 170. Anybody, to be honest.
Or even Kade’s brother. If I beat Kade, and fight Tye after, that would be so cool.
They’re both elite athletes at the top of their division.
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