MMA OddsBreaker connected with UFC veteran Jared “The Jackhammer” Papazian for a quick Q&A as he gets ready for the next match-up on his road back to the Octagon. MMAOB: When is your next fight and who is your opponent? Jared: Next week, May 7th at Tachi Palace 23. (My opponent is 10-3-1 bantamweight) Roland Velasco. MMAOB: Have you gotten familiar with Velasco? Watched his previous fights? Jared: Yes. MMAOB: Where have you been training for this fight? Jared: Blackhouse MMA. MMAOB: Who is your main training partner? Jared: (UFC bantamweight) Pedro Munhoz. MMAOB: You were recently entertaining an offer from Bellator and were scheduled for a Bellator card but were removed from the card because your opponents kept withdrawing. Any chance your next fight after this will be for Bellator? Jared: Could be, not sure (at this point). MMAOB: Is getting a second stint with the UFC still the ultimate goal? Jared: Yes, I’m in talks with them. MMAOB: What should fans of “The Jackhammer” expect on May 7th? Jared: A different, more athletic and skilled fighter. MMAOB: Do you have a prediction? Jared: I’m just going to say win. MMAOB: Is there anything besides the fight you wanna plug? Jared: No, that’s about it. I’ve been training very hard, have made lots of improvent in my game and I can’t wait to showcase them on Thursday, May 7th. Tachi Palace Fights 23 takes place at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, CA on Thursday, May 7th 2015. The event will be headlined by a welterweight contest between Max Griffin and Chidi Njokuani.