10 Minutes With UFC's Cody 'No Love' Garbrandt

It was announced a few weeks ago that Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt is ready for his flyweight premiere. December 11th, Garbrandt vs. Kara-France. 

Will the other 25ers be irritated? More than likely. But according to Cody himself when interviewed by ESPN ‘ there’s a new sheriff in town & i’m coming for that title.’ 

Before his official change in weight class, we sat with Cody and asked him a few questions around mindset, resilience and community.

Hi Cody, thank you for taking the time to talk to us,

A question we’re always curious about, especially with you dropping a weight class, what does your morning routine look like?

My morning routine is I wake up, get my breakfast ready, do some meditating, enjoy the quiet hours in the morning with my dog and start packing my bags for the gym.

What is one thing that always manages to keep you motivated and on track?

My fears of being in the same place as I was last year. I'm always trying to level up and reach my goals.

Is this something that also helps you to prepare to be in the right mindset for fight night?

That comes with training camp and knowing that you did everything in your power to make sure you will succeed on fight night.

 Talking of succeeding, has there ever been a time when you thought UFC might not work out for you?

No, the UFC was always what I wanted to do and not just be in the UFC, I wanted to be the best.

It’s great to see that determination and resilience truly does pay off. So when you do  face hardships, what helps you stay resilient and keep pushing forward?

Staying balanced, knowing life will always test you! 

For anyone who is looking to get into UFC, what would you say to them?

I would tell them, be all in, this is a game you can’t play and a career you can’t cheat at! Hard work and being consistent is what it takes to succeed. 

And to your fans or anyone who is looking to get into UFC, if you could give them a message what would it be?

A message to my fans would be thank you. Just a simple thank you for the love and support throughout my career means more than they will ever know. 

We can’t imagine the pressure that must come with being in the sport, have you found a key method for dealing with it?

Pressure comes and goes at all levels of your life and career. Pressure for me makes me focus on the things I can only control.


Who has been one of the key people that have helped you with the pressure and to get to where you are today? 

My mother. She has always been such a positive person in my life and always told me to chase after my dreams no matter how hard they were to obtain.

And lastly, if you were to give one bit of advice what would it be?

To always remember to remain balanced, good and bad times never last, just to enjoy the journey.

We want to say another big thank you to Cody for taking time to talk to us, and for constantly showing us that resilience and determination does pay off, and results in being able to succeed at whatever you put your mind to. 

The UFC has not yet officially cemented a time or place for the Flyweight match, but is due to be announced in the coming months. For then, we wish Cody the best of luck and can’t wait to see him back in the Octagon.