Gillespie said that he ended his wrestling profession as a result of he did not suppose he might beat Jordan Burroughs. He graduated from Edinboro with a bachelor’s degree in individualized research and a concentration in psychology. He was an assistant coach at Hofstra University and as a side gig, taught personal lessons to an MMA fighter. Despite having vowed by no means to battle, he started finding out MMA and stop his job so as to pursue a full-time profession in the sport.
The plan is to reschedule the lightweight bout between Gillespie and Riddell to a later date. Dan Ige is concentrating on the higher echelon of the featherweight division and sees a bout with Chan Sung Jung as the perfect subsequent step. With two belts in his possession, every subsequent fight is the most important one of his career for Patricio Freire. Check out the outcomes from the official UFC on ESPN 21 fighter weigh-ins, featuring Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland. The UFC introduced Saturday’s scheduled light-weight struggle between Gregor Gillespie and Brad Riddell has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. “Winning is the one thing that matters,” Gillespie added.
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So when ‘The Gift’ give up his job as a instructor MMA to delay his career and proceeded to shoot to 13-zero, the world started to take discover. As a wrestler, there have been only a few within the States who may match his talents on the mat, save for the irrepressible Jordan Burroughs. The Olympic and 4-time world champion has dominated in America since 2011, yet no man has ever pushed him as far as Gillespie. If Alexander Volkanovski is No. 1 in the featherweight division, Max Holloway remains to be a rock-strong 1a.
I want to go on the market and show folks I’m the grappler of this division. The strikers haven’t been able to get it done with Khabib, so … I’d name for that. “I’ll take a stupid battle like this,” he informed Submission Radio. “Ali is certainly one of them managers; he would take a look at Khabib attempting to take the identical battle and say ‘don’t ever struggle a guy like Gregor’. The Russian, who officially retired after UFC 254 in October 2020, had just defeated Dustin Poirier appeared destined to finally battle Tony Ferguson after years of ready.
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Gillespie, the 2007 NCAA Division I 149-pound wrestling champion, opened his MMA profession with thirteen straight victories before his knockout loss to Kevin Lee in November 2019. He was set finish a 16-month stretch without a fight earlier than Saturday’s postponement. If I can’t beat Kevin Lee, then I’m not going to be combating Khabib.
- New Zealand’s Brad Riddell had his UFC Vegas 22 battle referred to as off simply hours earlier than the bout.
- Kiwi UFC fighter Brad Riddell has had his UFC Vegas 22 bout against Gregor Gillespie known as off because of Covid-19 protocols.
- Gillespie confronted Vinc Pichel on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131.
- Prior to that setback, ‘The Gift’ had rattled off 13 straight wins, including five straight finishes underneath the UFC banner.
- As for Riddell, this was to be the largest fight of his younger UFC profession.