Kelvin Gastelum is ready to get back in action and he already has a name in mind.
Two months after losing a brutal five-round interim middleweight championship battle with Israel Adesanya at UFC 236, Gastelum announced via social media that he has been given a clean bill of health.
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I’m a little too excited! The doctor just gave me good news and cleared me to fight and start training After the war I had with Stylebender I had to make sure to take time off and make sure that when I get cleared, I was physically, brand spankin new. 11 weeks later that day has come and I’m ready to start looking for a return date! And my eyes are set for November. I want to thank you all for the continued support! Let’s continue this mission for gold! #OnAmission4Gold #KingsMMA #10thplanetJJ
“I’m a little too excited,” Gastelum wrote. “The doctor just gave me the good news and cleared me to fight and start training. After the war I had with Stylebender I had to make sure to take time off and make sure that when I got cleared, I was physically, brand spankin’ new.”
Following Gastelum’s fight with Adesanya, he was put on an indefinite medical suspension pending a CT scan. The 27-year-old has entrenched himself in the middleweight contender rankings with wins over Ronaldo Souza, Michael Bisping, and Tim Kennedy.
As for who Gastelum wants to fight this fall, he threw out Jack Hermansson’s name.
My time table for my return inside the octagon is November. No doubt about it. @jackthejokermma is the fight to make. #OnAmission4Gold— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) June 29, 2019
“The Joker” has won four straight fights and six of his last seven to emerge as a dark horse contender in the middleweight division.