Mike Cies - A fan makes the most of his big shot

by Thomas Gerbasi | source: ufc.com

It’s become a ritual of fight preparation for most mixed martial artists – get offered a fight, sign the contract, and pull up a chair to your computer and check youtube for your opponent’s fight clips. Some fighters, like Tomasz Drwal, even have video highlight reels posted, as his opponent this Saturday night, Mike Ciesnolevicz, found out.

“I was in (trainer) Pat (Miletich)’s office watching the highlight video,” recalled Ciesnolevicz. “And Miletich walks in. He doesn’t know I’m fighting because I just found out that day.”

“Who’s that guy?” said a startled Miletich as he watched the video. “That guy’s a tough SOB. Who is it?”

“I’m fighting that guy in five weeks,” answered Ciesnolevicz.

A moment of silence.

“Well,” said Miletich, recovering quickly, “You’re good at this and that, you can do this against him. You’ll be all right.’”

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wandyfan86 site profile image  

6/18/09 7:58 PM by wandyfan86

war mike ttt

CindyO site profile image  

6/18/09 2:58 PM by CindyO

 Awesome intro to article=) Cindy

ctcaesar site profile image  

6/18/09 2:14 PM by ctcaesar

Good read. Mike is honestly one of the biggest MMA fans out there and has been addicted to the sport since UFC 1.Always cool to see someone who started off as a fan get his shot. Good luck against Drwal!

Ausgepicht site profile image  

6/18/09 2:07 PM by Ausgepicht

WAR MIKEY C! Watch plenty of him getting TKOed by Silva to get some motivation!

Fightin_Chance site profile image  

6/18/09 2:03 PM by Fightin_Chance

 go get em Mike

Fathead D site profile image  

6/18/09 1:58 PM by Fathead D

 Great read.  TTT for Mike Cies.

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6/18/09 1:49 PM by sgavin

 Go get him Mike!

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6/18/09 1:48 PM by kekoa

TTT Go Get em Mike

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6/18/09 1:33 PM by AlliancePA

Nice. Good luck Mike.