Micheal Gillmore sees second chance at UFC on ESPN 30 as must-win situation

LAS VEGAS – Micheal Gillmore sees UFC on ESPN 30 as possibly his last possibility to complete in the UFC.

After stopping his job to be on Season 29 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Gillmore (6-3 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-0 UFC) got the call as an alternate, however was rapidly sent in his battle versus Gilbert Urbina.

Although his journey was interrupted, he was rewarded for his perseverance and will get another shot in the octagon when he handles Andre Petroski (5-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-0 UFC) on Saturday. Gillmore understands he definitely requires to maximize the chance.

“I’m never comfortable things are just going to work out,” Gillmore informed press reporters, consisting of Mixed Martial Arts Addict, at Wednesday’s media day at the UFC Pinnacle in Las Vegas. “I really put in the work and effort to hopefully make those things into fruition. I’m going to go in there obviously to win. Coming into ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and fighting so quick and just not getting the results I wanted, I don’t think I can afford to have a performance like that again and the UFC keep me around.

“That’s not their brand, so there is a little bit of pressure there to go out and perform. But it’s something that was eating at me already because I didn’t get to in the first place. Everything coming in – I will take the 10 days’ notice vs. two days’ notice. You have a little bit more time to process the feelings, the adrenaline, the excitement, all the things that come with it, and kind of ease into fight week having dealt with all of those initial emotions, where I didn’t really get that opportunity coming into the house.”

To see the complete interview with Gillmore, have a look at the video above.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.