Modestas Bukauskas has experienced a lot over the last several weeks, including recently being released from the UFC, which he discusses in detail on the sixth episode of We Got Next with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck. Bukauskas (5:44) talks the injury he suffered in his most recent bout with Khalil Rountree at UFC Vegas 36 in September, when he plans on being cleared to compete again, whether or not he believes the oblique kick has a place in MMA, his reaction to the release from the UFC, Paulo Costa’s big weight miss ahead of UFC Vegas 41, and if he has any interest in competing for Bellator or the PFL.
Then, Welterweight Themba Gorimbo (38:42) discusses his upcoming fight with Handesson Ferreira at UAE Warriors 24 this Friday in Abu Dhabi, his incredible journey to finding the sport of mixed martial arts, becoming an orphan at 13, becoming a blood diamond smuggler at 16 and having to escape from Zimbabwe to South Africa and why it took him two tries to get there, living on the streets before finding MMA, hoping Dana White will be in attendance, and feeling like a win will get him into the UFC.
Finally, David Onama (1:05:30) recaps his incredible battle with Mason Jones this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 41, how his short notice debut came about, not knowing anything about his opponent when the offer came, his reaction to not getting the Fight of the Night bonus, what head coach James Krause said to him after the fight, wanting to return to 145 for his next fight, when he wants to return, and more.
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