Brendan Allen: 'I Have Always Been This Good' | FULL INTERVIEW w/ Brendan Fitzgerald


Rising middleweight contender, Brendan Allen, sat down with UFC's @BrendanFitzTv to talk UFC Vegas 82, title aspirations and more, ahead of his UFC Vegas 82 main event battle with Paul Craig on Saturday.
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  • @Jar4Jack
    @Jar4Jack19 күн бұрын

    Been a fan since his wrestling days at St. Paul and Covington high even while having to coach against him. Beast on the mat and a nice young man to talk to off the mat. He's been grinding for a lifetime and so happy for him. Give him those purple shorts!!! ⚜️💪🇺🇸

  • @JEROMESKI-uw9fg


    19 күн бұрын

    Cool comment it’s beautiful witnessing someone accomplish their dreams and cool that you knew him

  • @chrisgonzales1615


    19 күн бұрын

    My son was on the Covington team with him and he was training MMA back then I knew he would go very far. Huge fan.

  • @chrisgonzales9956


    19 күн бұрын

    ⁠@@chrisgonzales1615Yep that’s me

  • @chrisgonzales1615


    19 күн бұрын

    Wait lmao.

  • @TheOrlandoTrustfull
    @TheOrlandoTrustfull20 күн бұрын

    I love Brendan Fitzgerald so much. He epitomizes the "American sports guy who has their jaw wired in place"

  • @BeardedGreta


    19 күн бұрын

    his approach contrasts sharply with the Schmo's

  • @sideeggunnecessary


    19 күн бұрын

    He's no Mike Goldberg

  • @adamdygnarowicz5127
    @adamdygnarowicz512719 күн бұрын

    Thank both of you for that great interview. UFC delivers as always. Around 3 events per month on average, and this week we get two fighters from top 15 who will try to get closer to title fight against Sean Strickland.

  • @brendanz
    @brendanz20 күн бұрын

    As a brendan watching this interview I feel honored

  • @gti5700


    19 күн бұрын

    We shall unite👊🏽

  • @BrendanFitzTV


    18 күн бұрын


  • @ortem000
    @ortem00019 күн бұрын

    Interesting interview. Best of luck to him. I hope he performs in a manner he can be proud of.

  • @anasshahid224
    @anasshahid22416 күн бұрын

    Brendan Allen is the man! Such a humble respectful guy, love his chill vibe. Excited for his match up against Paul Craig.

  • @mmainterestingprospects
    @mmainterestingprospects19 күн бұрын

    Brendan is one of my favourite fighters. Definitely championship material. It's cool to see his growth

  • @ApexPunisherX


    19 күн бұрын

    @mmainterestingprospects No, he's not. To both of your claims. He isn't even his mom's favorite fighter and he won't be champ.

  • @gamingwithergen8931


    19 күн бұрын

    @@ApexPunisherXhe beat muniz with a 8 win fight streak bruh

  • @cheyennesmith2673


    19 күн бұрын

    ​@@gamingwithergen8931yeah, but then he loses to guys that are... let's just say mid.

  • @jonathonsmith8871


    19 күн бұрын

    @@cheyennesmith2673he’s lost to two guys in the ufc, one of them is currently the champion and he took both those fights on short notice…

  • @gamingwithergen8931


    18 күн бұрын

    @@cheyennesmith2673Sean Strickland aint mid

  • @TheRadYT
    @TheRadYT20 күн бұрын

    Underrated fighter

  • @033MMAFiend


    20 күн бұрын

    Extremely underrated and under-appreciated

  • @Lithenius


    19 күн бұрын

    No he isnt lol Everytime the UFC puts a real contender in front of him he gets bodied. Strickland and Christ Curtis whooped his ass.

  • @puntsize


    19 күн бұрын

    @@Lithenius to be fair he was lighting up Curtis until that happened. I know he's only been TKO'd twice, but he's been hurt in a ton of his fights, and quite possibility his ability to take a punch will be the deciding factor on how far can go.

  • @kuollut


    19 күн бұрын

    *I Agree Paul Craig Is An Underrated Fighter While Allen Is An Overrated Fighter...*

  • @kuollut


    19 күн бұрын

    ​@@puntsize *To Be Fair Allen Got Kilt By Both Sean & Chris... End Of Story.*

  • @habowtat3576
    @habowtat357620 күн бұрын

    I've been a huge fan of his since day one cuz he looks exactly like an old friend of mine. It's scary how similar they are but anyways I've always dug his style. Remember when everyone said his IQ was terrible... But. Look at him now man. I think he gives DDP a run for his money

  • @JBMMA11
    @JBMMA1119 күн бұрын

    So proud to see a fellow Louisianan make it man ! All the way from the north shore !

  • @ralphmadrid6982
    @ralphmadrid698219 күн бұрын

    Brendan Allen is such an under rated fighter, this guy got crazy good skills. I am so glad for him that he figured it out because there are so many great fighters in the gym but for some reason come fight night the skills they have in the gym does not translate to the octagon on fight night and under the lights. I remember a lot of fighters use to say the samething about Islam Makhachev, although Islam was winning the fighters in his gym "AKA" were like you haven't seen anything yet and he is so much better & now we get to see how good Islam really is, I believe Brendan Allen is the same exact way because he is so good and under the lights he made some mistakes but definetly looks like he figured it out and is winning now. He is just going to keep getting better and his confidence will keep growing, Brandan Allen has the potential to be champ 1 day and looking forward to his fights and hopefully he showcases how good his skills are.

  • @kuollut


    19 күн бұрын

    *Underrated?? Who Did Brendan Beat To Be Legit? Paul Craig Is The Underrated Fighter Not Allen... Allen Is Overrated.*

  • @iknowilookdumbwhenisaythis5593


    19 күн бұрын

    nah allen is legit. they both are. but allen is a better all round mma fighter than craig. allen is a bit of a wonderboy, super talented but his weakness is his will to prove he's tough, he wants to come off as a gangster a street thug so he tries to bang with guys like strickland and gets knocked out, tries to bang with curtis gets knocked out, he needs to be himself, a talented mma athlete not a street fighter brawler@@kuollut

  • @kuollut


    19 күн бұрын

    @@iknowilookdumbwhenisaythis5593 *That's Why He's Overrated... Full Hype Machine... I Love When Wrestlers Think They're The Next Mike Tyson... Chris Is The Fight To Look At Because Allen Fought Sean Before Him And Both Chris & Sean Fight The Same Way Which Proves Allen Will Never Learn From His Dumb Choices Because He's A Hype Machine... There's A Big Difference Being A Wrestler & A Legit Fighter... Allen Is Not A Legit Fighter.*

  • @iknowilookdumbwhenisaythis5593


    19 күн бұрын

    Yes he is, he's just young. Remember curtis is what, 35??? Brendan is a legit MMA fighter, not a street brawler @@kuollut

  • @kuollut


    19 күн бұрын

    @@iknowilookdumbwhenisaythis5593 *Don't Backtrack Now... You Admitted He's A MMA Athlete Not A MMA Fighter.... You Let The Cat Out The Bag Already.*

  • @joelwatkins4377
    @joelwatkins437718 күн бұрын

    I really like this guy as a person and a fighter.

  • @KZYes
    @KZYes19 күн бұрын

    Rooting for Brendan Allen

  • @Squatch34
    @Squatch3419 күн бұрын

    SC boy!!! Make Us proud Brendan!

  • @echolude
    @echolude19 күн бұрын

    Man, this guy is very talented even though he lost the Makoun fight. Craig's guard will not trouble Brendan at all.

  • @Jar4Jack


    19 күн бұрын

    He didn't lose the Malkoun fight

  • @sofea4587
    @sofea458720 күн бұрын

    Great interview

  • @D1pox


    20 күн бұрын

    Dam you’re a fast listener 😅

  • @novemberjohns672
    @novemberjohns67219 күн бұрын

    So used to seeing Brendan get bodied.

  • @kingt0295


    19 күн бұрын

    Idk why people dislike this kid, he’s only lost to the champ and and Chris Curtis

  • @A.K.625
    @A.K.62519 күн бұрын

    Great fighter

  • @markreed9368
    @markreed936819 күн бұрын

    Shame theres no desk for brendan to hide under 😂 how they let this guy work in mma is astonishing

  • @dkmma3312
    @dkmma331219 күн бұрын

    Getting knocked out by strickland couldn't have aged any better 😅😅

  • @felipefelix5999
    @felipefelix599919 күн бұрын

    Dude is legit

  • @TheBwee123
    @TheBwee12314 күн бұрын

    For a small State , Louisiana has A LOT of fighters on the world stage

  • @033MMAFiend
    @033MMAFiend20 күн бұрын

    This guy is gna be the next Champion from the US. Mark my words. Him and Tatiana Suarez. HW- 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LHW- 🇧🇷 MW - 🇺🇸 Strickland WW - 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇯🇲 LW - 🇷🇺 FW - 🇦🇺 BW - 🇺🇸 O’Malley FW -🇧🇷 WFW - 🇲🇽 SW- 🇨🇳

  • @seanc7990


    20 күн бұрын

    what does the black flag mean

  • @Xavier-000


    19 күн бұрын

    Heavy Weight is John Jones he holds undisputed. The other belt is Interim . Should have put everyones name next to the flags and it would have been a good post

  • @edgydabs47


    19 күн бұрын

    ​@Xavier-000 By definition Jon is not undisputed until he beats Aspinall Jones will retire before that. Tom is the real champ.

  • @kraw3026


    19 күн бұрын

    I mean yes Suarez was born here and because of her nationality she competed for America in the WC but she's mexican

  • @kuollut


    19 күн бұрын

    *Lol Allen Will Never Be Champ... Chris & Sean Ended Him... Allen Won't Beat Any Legit Top Contenders....Paul Craig On The Other Hand Already Did That.*

    @SFCBEITZ19 күн бұрын

    This was deep

  • @KarateKidBB
    @KarateKidBB19 күн бұрын

    He’s gonna make slight work of Craig. Mark my words: he will sub him. Best grappler @ that division.

  • @kraw3026


    19 күн бұрын

    But will he ever be champion? I doubt it

  • @gamingwithergen8931


    19 күн бұрын

    I don’t think he’d win by submission. The reason I think this is because Craig is a good submission defender. The last time he got submitted was against Jed hue. Although I think Allen will be for the win by TKO.

  • @UziDoesIt748
    @UziDoesIt74819 күн бұрын

    Brendan Allen looks like Dustin Porier if he got on whatever Mcgregors been taking to change his face.

  • @waterman4
    @waterman412 күн бұрын

    louisiana representer. dude is very underrated

  • @cleanupman22
    @cleanupman2219 күн бұрын

    How are you gonna interview him but not have Silent Bob there

  • @gamingwithergen8931
    @gamingwithergen893119 күн бұрын

    This dude has a high talent. I don’t think neither of them are gonna win by submission, but I think Allen will win by TKO. The reason I say this is because Allen is a pretty good striker. Craig is not that good of a striker. Maybe the accuracy is good, but he has weak hits that Brendan can handle.

  • @jm12green31
    @jm12green3119 күн бұрын

    I followed his career and remember after losing his LFA title fight to Anders, the guy wanted to quit permanently. So another words he's just a big baby haha jk. I honestly didn't think he would still be fighting to this day but he was young at the time

  • @ApnakhubsuratIndia
    @ApnakhubsuratIndia20 күн бұрын

    May Allah protect every Muslim, Ameen

  • @seanc7990
    @seanc799020 күн бұрын

    Brendan is talented, jiu jitsu is top 3 in the division he just isn't that good on the feet

  • @nabildja3423


    19 күн бұрын

    Better than Craig on the feet so...

  • @phillipdelfmoore6716
    @phillipdelfmoore671619 күн бұрын

    Strickland didn't knock the cockyness out of Allan I see , can't stand the guy's personality ' this guy couldn't tie my jujutsu black belt or this guy couldn't hold my gloves. The amount of dribble that pours out Allan's gums. I'm just hoping with age allan won't be such a tool

  • @paynekaufmann403
    @paynekaufmann40319 күн бұрын

    Let’s go BA

  • @MrBrianJDD
    @MrBrianJDD20 күн бұрын

    I genuinely thought this was Jay from Jay and silent Bob

  • @dipster14
    @dipster1419 күн бұрын

    That thumbnail 😂 Ones teeth white, the other as yellow as this emoji 😭😂

  • @westsidera97
    @westsidera9719 күн бұрын

    Hear rappers say keep it a 100, why tho? the hundred dollar bill changes 😂😂😅💀

  • @MS-dc2tt
    @MS-dc2tt19 күн бұрын

    Guy on the left reminds me of every corporate manager.

  • @markreed9368


    19 күн бұрын

    Guy on the left hid under a desk in mehico while bidping stood up and confronted them to see wsup. Tiprat

  • @MS-dc2tt


    18 күн бұрын

    @@markreed9368 oh yeah, I forgot about that 😂😂😂😂

  • @rener44
    @rener4419 күн бұрын

    The Samoan white dude

  • @overtblowfish4439
    @overtblowfish443919 күн бұрын

    Z-Z-Zoinks! Scoob!

  • @chizzelfingers
    @chizzelfingers19 күн бұрын

    this dudes cool as fk. hope he wins

  • @diggityd4n16
    @diggityd4n1618 күн бұрын

    if chatGPT was a person..

  • @veebee69
    @veebee6919 күн бұрын

    Brendan silent jay Allen

  • @stephencawker1565
    @stephencawker156520 күн бұрын

    Werent to good against Sean Strickland!

  • @EugeakaEugene


    19 күн бұрын

    Maybe now he could win. Strickland fight was time ago

  • @kuollut


    19 күн бұрын

    @@EugeakaEugene *Sean's Training Partner Ended Allen Too After Sean Did... There Is No "Maybe"... Lmao Sean Is The MW Champ... Only A Phony Fan Would Say "He Has A Chance Now Because That Fight Was A While Ago"*

  • @EugeakaEugene


    19 күн бұрын

    @@kuollut You even bolded your text. Relax bud, no need to be butthurt. Give a dude chance to prove he has changed, evolved. Charles Oliveira also had plenty of defeats, but is the top fighter and was a champ. Chill

  • @kuollut


    19 күн бұрын

    @@EugeakaEugene *Don't You Dare Compare Charles To Allen... That's All You Hype Fangirls Do... You Better Change The Subject About How I Type Because Your Old Eyes Can't Handle It Boomer. Who Did Allen Beat Again? Chill Hyped Fangirl*

  • @EugeakaEugene


    19 күн бұрын

    @@kuollut Allen has plenty of time to evolve and achieve his goals. And you don't worry about others. Go play with legos kiddo

  • @johno30197
    @johno3019720 күн бұрын

    Bear jew gonna truss brendan allen up like a chicken....

  • @dos_nachos
    @dos_nachos19 күн бұрын

    Dustin poriers poor hippy brother

  • @MrKarmayogimani
    @MrKarmayogimani20 күн бұрын

    American dad

  • @tuffneggah
    @tuffneggah18 күн бұрын

    dude is mid af

  • @borispeev8485
    @borispeev848519 күн бұрын

    In the thumbnail they kinda look like that couple from the tiktok with the yellow teeth girl

  • @Noah-vm4ib
    @Noah-vm4ib19 күн бұрын

    Fitz needs to turn the volume down on those teeth.

  • @James-bn6lj
    @James-bn6lj19 күн бұрын

    KZread! Your hide feature SUCKS ASS. I've tried hiding this video from my sub feed like 20 times and it won't go away. Maybe I just unsub from UFC all together.

  • @waalex11
    @waalex1119 күн бұрын

    Wtf is that haircut...

  • @Daniog009
    @Daniog00920 күн бұрын


  • @haga7596
    @haga759620 күн бұрын

    😂 Brendan Allen’s a little girl