According to the video above, UFC 121 very well might have been the final MMA fight for Gabriel Gonzaga. The 31-year-old Gonzaga was released from UFC after his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 121 and is considering retirement from the sport following defeats in three of his last four contests (to Shane Carwin, Junior dos Santos and Schaub.) Gonzaga would make a very good addition to the Strikeforce Heavyweight division, but he states in this clip that unless the money was “right,” he will focus on grappling tournaments for the time being.
“MMA I don’t know because I’m not going to fight for cheap money, and the UFC was paying me well,” Gonzaga said. “Another organization is there and I don’t know if they are interested in me or not. My main goal is to not fight MMA again, but if you have a good prize, I can be back fighting.”
“I definitely will try to fight again in ADCC and BJJ and Mundials and important grappling tournaments,” he said.
An Inside Pulse "original", SMS is one of the founding members of Inside Pulse and serves as the Chief Marketing Officer on the Executive Board. Smith is a fan of mixed martial arts and runs two sections of IP as Editor in Chief, RadioExile.com and InsideFights.com. Having covered music festivals around the world as well as conducting interviews with top-class professional wrestlers and musicians, he switched gears from music coverage at Radio Exile to MMA after the first The Ultimate Fighter Finale. He resides with his wife in New York City.
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