Louis Gaudinot Says He's Content With His Slow Recovery From Injury
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.31.2013
He was fine with the non-surgery approach...
Louis Gaudinot spoke with MMAjunkie about his return from injury to face Tim Elliott at UFC 164. Check out the highlights:
On taking the slow road to recovery after his injury fifteen months ago: "I could have had surgery and stuff, but I decided to take the rehab route and possibly take a little bit longer. But I didn't want to get cut open and all that, so I'm feeling good. I'm feeling healthy. No injuries this camp. I'm feeling good and just anxious to get back in there."
On what he did in his recovery: "I had to take some time off and rehab and do a bunch of boring stuff. I just wanted to get out there and kickbox and grapple and roll and do all this other stuff. I had to take my time and sit on the sidelines and watch guys like Lineker, who I beat, win three in a row. It's a little bit frustrating. I know everything happens for a reason, but it makes me excited to get back in there."
On Elliot: "I think the biggest thing he's got going for him is he's scrappy. He's got an unorthodox style, and he likes to push the pace. I think he's going to try and come out and push the pace, and I'm going to do the same to him. I think we have chance to steal the show and put on the 'Fight of the Night.'"
On the stakes of the fight: "I think if I go out there and I perform well on Saturday, I can move my way up into the top-5 and maybe get a No. 1 contender fight or who knows, maybe even a fight against 'Mighty Mouse.' I predict a 'Fight of the Night' with me winning in the third round with a possible 'Knockout of the Night' with about a minute left."