Tim Elliott pleased to get a renewed contract from the UFC

Tim Elliott shares his thoughts on the recent win.

by Aryan Lakhani
Tim Elliott pleased to get a renewed contract from the UFC
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The bantamweight veteran Tim Elliott is back on the winning page! He claimed a fantastic 1st round submission win against Su Mudaerji. It was a must-win for Tim Elliot, as a loss would have snatched the opportunity to get a new contract with the UFC.

Tim Elliot has been granted with 3 more fights as part of his contractual agreement, and he is very grateful for his opportunity. A few more successive wins shall unlock doors to the top 15 rankings for Tim Elliott.

Tim Elliott’s post-fight interview

In the post-fight press conference, Tim Elliott reflected on his recent win against Su Mudaerji and expressively spoke about getting a renewed contract.

“That’s not a submission I do a lot, and I was a little bit worried about burning my arms out since I only practiced twice since my last fight,” Elliott said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “But my coaches were saying it was there and to sell out for it, so I listened.

“After my last loss, I didn’t know where I was gonna be, I had one fight left on my contract. It’s a really scary thing in the UFC to go and fight with one fight left on your contract. Another loss means I’m done.

Even if I won the last fight on my contract, there’s a good chance that maybe they wouldn’t re-sign me (since I’m) finally making decent money. But taking this fight on short notice, they automatically gave me a new contract.

I just started that new contract today with a win. Now I have the job security of three more fights. That’s all I really want. I want to make sure that I can fight again tomorrow, that I can fight again the next day. My biggest fear right now is not having this in my life”.