Immediately after earning a limited-observe victory up a excess weight course towards a significant most loved in Michel Pereira, Tristan Connelly has not been able to offer an predicted follow up effectiveness.
Connelly defeated Pereira at UFC Vancouver in September 2019 in his octagon debut. The bout gained the event’s “Fight of the Night” bonus, which all went to “Boondock” following Pereira skipped the welterweight restrict by a pound.
The 35-yr-aged was scheduled to deal with Alex da Silva this previous April right before the function was cancelled due to COVID-19 problems. Though Connelly was figuring out what’s upcoming, he started to really feel unbelievable suffering in his neck that stemmed from a motor vehicle incident prior to receiving signed to the UFC. The pain was so bad that it required surgical procedures and rigorous rehabilitation.
In this special interview from MMA Fighting’s What the Heck with Mike Heck, Connelly discusses the injuries and the street to obtaining it taken treatment of, how a conversation with former UFC middleweight winner Chris Weidman served ease his issues, getting a father for the very first time, what he’s experienced to do to get prepared for an octagon return, when he hopes that will be, seeking to battle at least a few to 4 moments in 2021, what happened when he noticed Pereira again in Las Vegas, and a lot additional.