Louis Gaudinot Says He Knows The Stakes For UFC Fight Night 38 are High
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.03.2014
He's not taking it lightly...
Louis Gaudinot recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Phil Harris at UFC Fight Night 38. Check out the highlights:
On his hair color: "We'll see what kind of reception when I go out. It's green. I'm sticking with one color; I'm not going to change it."
On losing his last fight: "You're only as good as your last fight, and my last fight, I wasn't that good. So I'm trying to erase that memory in fans' minds, and I just want to go out there and get back to how it was when I was an amateur in Ring of Combat. It was my career in a sense, but it was also was a hobby, and I was doing it for the fun of it, and not like, ‘This is my job.' This fight, my back is against the wall."
On the poke to the eye he suffered in that loss: "That's what threw me off. I was like, ‘Oh, s–t, man. I can't see.' My coach is like, ‘Take five minutes,' and they don't give you five minutes for an eye poke. Herb Dean says, ‘Can you see?' And if I say no, I know they're going to stop the fight, and I don't want them to stop the fight. I was like, ‘Yeah, just give me a second.' I would have liked more time, but if I would have said no, he would have stopped the fight. If you can't see, you can't see. After that first round, I was just thrown off. I didn't feel like myself out there."
On being healthy: "I've been injury-free this camp, so I'm hoping to keep it that way. I had a long layoff, and I don't think it hurt me too bad, but it didn't help."
On the stakes of the fight: "I'm 1-2, I'm coming off a loss, and the UFC just signed a bunch of newer flyweights, so the division is getting deeper. I kind of have to go out there and perform, but I don't want to put all that pressure on my back. I just want to go out there and have fun and do martial arts, like I love to do, like I've been doing since I was six."