LAS VEGAS – Tony Gravely has been at American Top Team for over a yr now and he has no regrets.
A Dana White’s Contender Series alumnus, Gravely (21-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) rides a two-fight profitable streak into his UFC Fight Night 192 bout Saturday in opposition to Nate Maness (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). The proof is within the pudding for Gravely, who moved to South Florida with enchancment on his thoughts – which he has since discovered.
“It’s an amazing experience,” Gravely stated at a pre-fight information convention Wednesday. “When you’re a giant fish in a small pond, it’s one factor. But once you turn into the little fish within the massive pond, once you begin getting these killers like Pedro Munhoz, Marlon Moraes, Alexandre Pantoja, and different fighters that aren’t within the UFC proper now like Kyoji Horiguchi and Adriano Moraes, once you practice with these guys day-after-day, you’re going to take some bumps and bruises. But you may see the enhancements because it goes on.
“You guys are pushing one another. It’s great to feed off one another. All those guys are coming off big wins. Some are coming off losses, but still, good performances. Getting to feed off that energy and look up to those guys and take bits and pieces of what they taught me and add it to what I do, it’s going to make me more successful.”
UFC Fight Night 192 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
Check out Tony Gravely’s full pre-fight information convention within the video above.