LAS VEGAS – In a matchup of “The Ultimate Fighter 28” heavyweight semifinalists, Maurice Greene came away victorious in his official UFC debut by submitting Michel Batista in the first round of their TUF 28 Finale fight.
The bout was part of the preliminary card Friday at Pearl Theater. It aired on FS1 following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of the main card on FS1.
Afterward, Greene spoke about rebounding from that “TUF” loss to get his first UFC win, his biggest takeaway from the slick triangle-choke finish, how he ranks himself as a heavyweight right now, and more.
“I feel great,” Greene said. “I got a family at home. If I don’t win, he’s taking food out of my kids’ mouth. (I) do everything in my power to make sure that don’t happen. Win, lose or draw, I’m going to go out there every time and put it on the line.”
He later added, “It was just imperative that we get the W tonight. This was my job interview for the UFC. As you can see, I don’t have a Reebok fight kit. We don’t have the 25th anniversary anything. This was a job interview. Hopefully I got the job.”
To hear more from Greene’s full post-fight media scrum, watch the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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