Las Vegas, Nevada — UFC light heavyweight Alonzo Menifield is moving from something of a freakshow fight to a much different challenge at UFC Vegas 62.
Menifield (12-3) picked up a win over Askar Mozharov last time out, whose record plummeted in the days leading up to the fight. Allegations of fights that never happened were later overshadowed by a positive test for steroids – not that it mattered, given that Menifield got the win.
“I heard he tested positive for some anabolic steroids or something,” Menifield told media, including Cageside Press, at UFC Vegas 62 media day on Wednesday. “He had to work on strength because he was weak.”
“I guess beating him made it so I don’t care, whatever.”
After that fight, Menifield focused on his cardio, something many questioned given his impressive physique.
“I’ve been training in the mountains at high altitude, just trying to keep going,” Menifield revealed. “Just working on that endurance and cardiovascular so I can be more of myself out there.”
The results are already starting to show. “I feel it, I feel it. It was great.”
This Saturday, Menifield is paired with Misha Tsirkunov, who returns to 205lbs after a brief stint at middleweight. “He’s a tough guy. The only way to do that is to finish it.
Alonzo Menifield takes on Misha Cirkunov in the main card of UFC Vegas 62 on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.