Tim Elliott could be 34 years previous, however he thinks his prime years are nonetheless forward going into UFC Fight Night 194.
Although Elliott (17-11-1 MMA, 6-9 UFC) has been across the struggle recreation since his skilled debut in 2009 and even fought for a UFC title, he’s been inconsistent when it comes to outcomes. He sees that pattern beginning to flip, although, and all of it coincides along with his transfer to Kansas to coach below James Krause at Glory MMA & Fitness.
With back-to-back wins on his resume, Elliott appears to be like to increase his successful streak on Saturday when he meets Matheus Nicolau (16-2-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a flyweight bout on the cardboard on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which streams on ESPN+.
Elliott thinks his recreation is de facto changing into full below Krause’s tutelage and expects the optimistic outcomes to proceed.
“Right now I feel I’m the best I’ve ever been,” Elliott advised MMA Junkie and different reporters at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 194 media day. “I’m an previous canine studying new tips and I really feel like I’m going to be an issue.
“I went from being a guy thinking, ‘Ah, I’ll just take whatever fights I can and get as much money as I can and figure out what to do afterwards.’ To now, I’m looking at title contention and possibly fighting for a title again.”
To hear extra from Elliott, watch his full UFC Fight Night 194 media day interview above.