Anders is no stranger to quick turnarounds in the UFC, having
fought in both August and September of 2018. "That's just kind of
my role now. So, they call, I answer, and we get it," Anders told
James Lynch of The Score MMA.
With two months-and-change to regroup for his new fight, Anders
revealed that he sought first to address some mental weaknesses
before tackling any physical shortcomings. Anders explains that
what failed him most in his clash against Rountree was his mind.
"Obviously he came out on fire but I think the combination of the
way he fought and the way I was feeling that day. I really don't
know how to explain it, just kind of foggy. Really wasn't feeling
After listening to Rountree's appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast,
"Ya Boy" learned that his opponent had implemented the aid of a
hypnotist, so Anders followed suit. "I think I'm back," reveals
Anders. "Man, my energy level is really high. My mental clarity and
focus is really good, probably the best it's ever been."
For Anders, the work with a hypnotist has allowed him to focus just
as hard on visual training as physical training, an advantage he
feels will pay dividends when he meets Moreira at
UFC on ESPN 3: Ngannou vs. Dos Santos in Minneapolis on June