LAS VEGAS – Micheal Gillmore sees UFC on ESPN 30 as probably his final probability to compete within the UFC.
After quitting his job to be on Season 29 of “The Final Fighter,” Gillmore (6-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) received the decision as an alternate, however was shortly submitted in his battle towards Gilbert Urbina.
Though his journey was reduce quick, he was rewarded for his persistence and can get one other shot within the octagon when he takes on Andre Petroski (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on Saturday. Gillmore is aware of he completely must profit from the chance.
“I’m by no means comfy issues are simply going to work out,” Gillmore instructed reporters, together with MMA Junkie, at Wednesday’s media day on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. “I actually put within the work and energy to hopefully make these issues into fruition. I’m going to go in there clearly to win. Coming into ‘The Final Fighter’ and preventing so fast and simply not getting the outcomes I needed, I don’t assume I can afford to have a efficiency like that once more and the UFC hold me round.
“That’s not their model, so there’s a little little bit of stress there to exit and carry out. Nevertheless it’s one thing that was consuming at me already as a result of I didn’t get to within the first place. All the things coming in – I’ll take the ten days’ discover vs. two days’ discover. You will have a bit bit extra time to course of the sentiments, the adrenaline, the joy, all of the issues that include it, and sort of ease into battle week having handled all of these preliminary feelings, the place I didn’t actually get that chance coming into the home.”
To see the total interview with Gillmore, take a look at the video above.