LAS VEGAS – Mark Madsen stays unbeaten in his skilled MMA profession after enduring battles out and in of the cage.
The light-weight picked up his third UFC win Saturday when he took a cut up resolution from Clay Guida within the UFC on ESPN 29 co-main occasion.
It was an enormous night time for Madsen (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) not just for his skilled profession, but in addition in nhis private life. “The Olympian” was taking an enormous step in his preventing journey, however he was additionally coming off a year-and-a-half layoff as a result of pandemic, a damaged jaw and coping with a a number of sclerosis prognosis for his spouse.
“I hear my name being called, and that was just a relief. What an amazing night,” Madsen stated on the UFC on ESPN 29 post-fight information convention. “I put my heart and soul into the preparation. I felt I was ready. I felt that I did my best. Clay is a stud. He’s a legend of the sport, and it’s an honor to face a guy like that. I’m just happy that I can go and make a call and tell my wife that it was a win.”
Madsen hopes the win over Guida can encourage his household to maintain pushing by way of adversity and maintain dreaming.
“This night was special – very special,” Madsen stated. “I needed to put in further to maintain centered on the combat and what wanted to be executed on the market. I missed a few issues on the market, however obtained the job executed.
“I can go to the hotel and call my wife – she’s probably waking up right now – and tell her that we took home the fight. I do hope that win inspires my entire family to keep dreaming and keep putting out great dreams and having the courage to follow them, because that’s what it takes at the end of the day.”
Despite being contemporary off his return to the octagon, Madsen already is his subsequent step. The 36-year-old needs a combat with Gregor Gillespie, a extremely touted wrestler, to show he’s the most effective wrestler at 155 kilos.
“Everybody is calling people out, but are you ready for the fight?” Madsen stated. “Being the best wrestler in the division, you have to earn that spot. Gregor Gillespie is all about being the best wrestler. I mean, I don’t know what style, because it’s certainly not Greco-Roman. I’m sitting right here. That would be an interesting fight – two different styles clashing. Let’s bring that fight into play.”