Tyson Griffin: knockout loss to Gomi a new beginning inside the octagon

UFC lightweight prospect, Tyson Griffin speaks before he heads to Detrot, Michigan for his return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 123, explaining the knockout loss to Japanese star, Takanori Gomi has provided him with a new beginning to his career.

Griffin, speaking via UFC.com, said:

“I took a lot of time off after the Gomi fight and did a lot of soul searching and all that kinda stuff and I definitely feel like my career is kinda just starting.”

“I started that rejuvenation before I fought Gomi. I was really motivated after losing to Evan Dunham the way I did and really took it into my own hands about why I lost and how. Mentally I may not have been ready to take another fight as fast as I did with Gomi and I kinda got stuck going through the motions, but whatever happened happened for that fight. So I continued that renewing thought after the time off and getting back in there, so it’s been good.”

“I’ve always been one to get in the gym and push hard and train hard, but if your mind’s not into it, it really doesn’t matter what you’re doing. So I definitely rearranged some things, I feel like I’m re-dedicated to the sport, and re-dedicated to my career as a professional fighter.”

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