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Regardless of profitable TUF and undefeated in UFC, Bryan Battle nonetheless feels underestimated

Regardless of profitable TUF and undefeated in UFC, Bryan Battle nonetheless feels underestimated


Bryan Battle’s MMA profession is on the rise, however he feels public notion hasn’t matched.

The 27-year-old UFC fighter is barely three years into his skilled profession and has achieved a lot in a brief period of time. Battle (7-1, 2-0 UFC) gained Season 29 of “The Final Fighter” in 2021, crowning himself champion at middleweight, and since has remained undefeated within the UFC by way of two fights.

But, regardless of being a TUF champion and nonetheless excellent within the octagon, feels the general public nonetheless underestimates him and his potential.

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“I positively do really feel folks nonetheless underestimate me,” Battle told MMA Junkie Radio. “Nearly as good as I do know I’m and so far as I do know I’ll be capable to go, they’re underestimating me for good purpose.

“I haven’t displayed any type of insane expertise or something tremendous scary. I’ve gotten the job performed each time within the cage up thus far. However for anybody who needs to say one thing unhealthy, there’s been loads of unhealthy spots that I’ve had within the cage that they’ll speak about and harp on.

“The issue is that I take advantage of that as bulletin board materials. What I’m greatest at out of all my expertise is simply realizing how one can win a battle. I won’t be the most effective fighter within the cage, however I’m the one which is aware of how one can battle the most effective. I understand how to get the job performed. …

“I positively really feel nonetheless like an underdog, however that’s Okay. I’m simply going to maintain on doing my factor till there’s no denying what I’m able to and what I can do, particularly being within the welterweight division.”

Battle returns to the cage on Aug. 6, as he makes his welterweight debut in opposition to veteran Takashi Sato. Battle is seeking to make an announcement in his first displaying at 170 kilos and he’s doing every part attainable to be prepared for the brand new weight class.

“I did a take a look at minimize for 170 in all probability like three weeks after I fought Trey,” Battle mentioned. “And I don’t procrastinate on these items. I’ve procrastinated on weight cuts earlier than, and I’ve been the downsides of it, so I actually do my greatest to attempt to get a head of the sport as a result of I need to really feel my greatest once I’m coaching.

“In case you’re having to emphasize as a result of it’s important to cram a weight minimize, that’s simply not optimum on your greatest efficiency. I need to be acknowledged as top-of-the-line on the planet, so having to fret about my weight as an alternative of creating my expertise isn’t conducive to that purpose.”

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