Louis Gaudinot (5-2) didn’t exactly start his career in the UFC on the best note.
He was submitted during his stint on “The Ultimate Fighter” and eliminated from the prized tournament for a UFC contract but the UFC saw potential.
At “The Ultimate Fighter Finale” Gaudinot made his official bantamweight debut against the much bigger Johnny Bedford and was handed a TKO loss.
But things weren’t all that bad for the green haired warrior.
The UFC has just announced and added a flyweight division giving smaller fighters that had to move up in weight to follow their dream and fight for the premier mixed martial arts organization a chance to fight at their natural weight and revive some careers.
Gaudinot a top ten ranked fighter at flyweight would now be able to showcase his talents and fight in the UFC at 125 lbs.
Gaudinot has no regrets about fighting outside of his weight class.
“It was an opportunity to fight in the UFC… make a name for yourself,” said Gaudinot. “I took the opportunity.”
This Saturday at the “UFC on Fox” event headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller at the Izod Center in New Jersey, Gaudinot will get his chance to prove he belongs.
“I got my UFC jitters out awhile ago, fighting on [The Ultimate Fighter].
He will fight on the Fuel TV preliminary fights against John Lineker (19-5), a Brazilian champion whose aggressive fighting style has been noted.
“The guy likes to throw hard. Every punch he throws he’s trying to kill you,” said Gaudinot.
The owner of Tiger Schulman’s in Hoboken, NJ is ready to showcase his skills and fighting prowess to a live national audience May 5th and put any doubts to rest.
“I’m trying to go out there and show the fans why they should want to watch 125,” said Gaudinot.
*In the video interview I misspoke and said Nick Diaz instead of his brother Nate.