Kelvin Gastelum Says that Ronda Rousey's Phone Call Inspired His Win on TUF 17
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.20.2013
His girlfriend didn't mind that Rousey wanted to help him...
Kelvin Gastelum spoke with MMAjunkie about his win over Bubba McDaniel on The Ultimate Fighter 17 last night and more. Check out the highlights:
On whether his girlfiend minded that Ronda Rousey wanted to meet him and coach a training session: "She was cool about it. She's pretty awesome."
On Rousey's call to him inspiring him for the bout: "I'm a huge Ronda fan, and it was great to have that phone call...It was a great surprise. I was just thankful to Chael for helping me out and giving me that extra boost."
On Sonnen's coaching skills: "He really relaxed me and told me I could win this fight."
On McDaniel: "To [McDaniel], I'm just a little punk kid trying to work my way up. He overlooked me. Everybody overlooked me."
On whether he'll call Rousey before her fight at UFC 157: "No, no. I don't have her number. Even if I did, I probably wouldn't. Maybe a tweet."