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UFC LIghtweight Danny Castillo Talks About His Co-Main Event Match-up and Reveals Who’s The Fastest Fighter in Team Alpha Male


10 minutes before any bar closes the main bartender will make the announcement that “Last Call” is in effect.

Last call means patrons get to buy one last adult beverage before the bar begins to shut down operations and send people on their way.

Danny “Last Call” Castillo (17-6) shut down Charlie Brenneman via knockout and sent him on his way in the second round at UFC 172.

Since the dominating ko over the “Spaniard” Danny has been biting at the bit to rearrange somebody else’s face.

Now he’ll get to treat TUF 13 champion, Tony Ferguson’s (15-3) face like a jigsaw puzzle tonight at UFC 177.

Castillo is waiting to be unleashed.

“Training has been super long, I just want to fight already. The fight got pushed back 4 weeks so I’ve been grinding. I’ve really been working hard with Bang (Duane Ludwig) because you know he’s leaving soon to pursue his gym in Colorado. I’m training with him as much as I can while he’s here and so basically I’ve sharpening my stand-up and some BJJ mixed in.”

Danny talked about his last performance.

“The  fight with Charlie (Brennamen) felt great, that KO has been a long time comin, I had a KO over Lamas (RIcardo) earlier in my career and after that it hasn’t happened.”

Castillio TKO’d Lamas in the 2nd round of their bout at WEC 42 in 2009 and has had only 2 knockout victories since that time.

“The missing key was setting up the powerful shots and I’m setting things up now and I’m seeing things more clearly.”

One fight before his match with Charlie, Castillo lost a controversial split decision to Edson Barboza at UFC on Fox 9.

“I definitely want a rematch I really thought I was cheated in that fight. A ton of controversy that the first round was a 10-8 because Edson grabbed the fence. I know I didn’t push as hard as I could in the 3rd. I had a rear naked choke locked in and he used the cage to his advantage. But that fight is in the past and I’m looking forward to the future. I Ko’d Charlie in my last fight and I’ll be looking to KO Tony tonight.”

Danny is apart of Team Alpha Male and they are home to some of the fastest mixed martial artists in the UFC.

Castillo weighs in on who he thinks is the fastest.

“Chad Mendes is the fastest overall and the most explosive, but TJ Dillashaw definitely has the quickest feet.”

Castillo ends the interview with his final thoughts on his Co-Main event bout with Tony Ferguson.

“I feel like we will feel each other out and then I’ll let some bombs go. If he comes out aggressive early then it’ll be a fire fight but a quick fire fight ending early with my hand being raised.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.