Mirzaev talks Bellator, UFC, & Russian prison
Russian prisons have a bad reputation, were you able to stay in shape while you were there and if so, how?
No, I do not do anything in there. This was not a focus at that time.
How did your time in prison affect you?
I enjoy the ability to have freedom. I will live my life to be what I can.
When / where are you planning on fighting next?
Combat Sambo in Russia. For MMA, I will wait and see with my manager
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Rustan Khabilov have enjoyed success in the U.S. recently. Are you confident that, given the opportunity, you could have a similar impact?
I am very sure I can do well. I want to fight anywhere and everywhere to show my skills. For now one step at a time.