After 18 months of layoff Gregor Gillespie I’m back with a knockout that won a bonus in 2021.
If Kevin Lee had been frustrated for a long time after losing a knockout with a broken jaw in his first setback in his career in November 2019, he’s probably getting used to his recent feelings.
Gillespie (14-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has not been booked for another fight since the finish of Diego Ferreira in May 2021. I agreed with one on his side.
But Ferguson doesn’t seem to be interested because he doesn’t understand Gillespie, he said. And he’s also a little uncertain why the legendary mixed martial arts mathematics isn’t working in his favor.
Benil Darish defeated Ferreira in a split decision. However, Gillespie knocked out Ferreira. Darish fought Ferguson and defeated him. And now there is a potential title eliminator for Islam Makhachev. So why didn’t Gillespie fight Ferguson or anyone in his caliber?
“I’ve kept the radio silence for the last five or six years. I don’t call people. I’ve been pretty obsessed with not doing it,” Gillespie told MMA Junkie. “… I was offered a fight. They are a fight I’m not interested in taking. I’m never ancient. I’m 35 years old. In my career, I’m lower than myself There aren’t enough years left to fight the men who have been. “
And it may put Gillespie between the rock and the hard place. His philosophy may be the same as Ferguson’s philosophy. Gillespie is number 10 in the latest official UFC lightweight rankings. Ferguson is in 7th place.
However, Gillespie said that given that both he and Ferguson recently fought at the same time, Ferguson is already booked or unavailable to everyone else in close proximity to them in the rankings. It doesn’t make sense for him not to sign the dotted line to fight him.
“They provided me with the November Card (New York) Ferguson after I defeated Ferreira. I said so,” Gillespie said. “I didn’t get a reply. I contacted the manager. He says,” They don’t sound so excited to fight you. ” … We continued to seek a fight, and the same response: “He doesn’t seem excited, he doesn’t want a fight, somehow somehow”. … Then I see him calling (Michael) Chandler. It really made me angry. “
If Ferguson wanted to fight a wrestler in Chandler, Gillespie quickly pointed out that he had a college wrestling victory over him. In addition, Gillespie said Chandler hasn’t done much in recent mixed martial arts battles.
“I’m not sure what the problem is. Why doesn’t Tony want to fight me,” Gillespie said. “I’m 14-1. I have 12 finishes. I fought only once in the UFC, but that wasn’t the end. You probably expect in a fight like Tony with me. You can, you’ll probably get an extra $ 50,000. It’s going to be a fireworks fight. I really don’t know what the downside of fighting me is. Really, really frustrating. . “
Gillespie said he would fight Chandler, even though he knew he might have to wait for a while after Chandler lost to Justin Giache in November, which was frustrating because he couldn’t make a reservation for Ferguson. ..
“I also love the fight of Mike Chandler,” he said. “My understanding from the information I got is that Mike Chandler is participating in some wars. He needs a little break. And I get it. He Fought several fights. You experienced a fight like him and (Justin) Gaethje had, you need a little break. Okay. But he’s scheduled fight If there was, he didn’t need that long break. I asked for it.
“There are people who obviously say my name and want to fight me, but it’s not the people who drive me to the ultimate goal here. The clock is ticking and I want to move it. If I were 27, I would fight the guys behind me, but I think it’s a strange place, so I’m here. “
– MMA Sports
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