World top-10 ranked flyweight Ulysses Gomez (pictured) is expected to fight Drew Bittner on Aug. 5 at Tachi Palace Fights 10 in Lemoore, Calif.

“Why I Fight”

This week I had to do a few different interviews and for the most part you always get asked the same basic questions, “How did you get started in MMA”, “Who would you like to fight?” and “What do you know about your opponent?”

For the most part the person that interviews you asks you one of those three questions, if not all three of them. Well this week I got interviewed and the person on the other end asked me a question that I only get asked every so often. He asked me, “Why do you fight?”

I gave him the Rocky Balboa answer, “Because I can’t sing and dance.”

Well after the interview I thought about that question. I mean, why do I fight? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, fighting is a HARD way to make an EASY dollar.

I have been blessed because for the most part my whole career has been at Tachi Palace so they really take care of me. I have been to other shows where some of my teammates have fought and Tachi Palace ranks up there as one of the best as far as taking care of their fighters.

But at the same time, I could get a regular job in an office making the same amount of money and it would be less dangerous. So it’s not for the money, but then again the promise of bigger pay days is a plus.

So do I do it for the fame? Some people do it to become famous but not me.

Even thou I’m 28 my girlfriend says I act like an old man. I hardly ever go out; if I’m not in the gym then I’m at my house.

Besides training all I do is take naps, read books, and play video games, so I don’t do it to become famous.

Speaking of video games if you guys want to play on “Xbox Live” hit me up at “manos d useless”. Sorry for the shameless plug.

Girls, girls, girls. I have a girlfriend so I don’t do it for the girls. And to be honest, the girls in my life, my mom, girlfriend, sisters and daughter, would love me regardless if I fought or not. They don’t care if I fight or if I flip hamburgers, as long as I’m doing what makes me happy they will support me and that’s why I love them.

So doing it for girls is out of the question.

After thinking about it I know why I fight now, the whole reason is to prove to the world that I’m one of the BEST.

How many people can say that they are the best at what they do and prove it?

I was the best, but now that I lost I have to make adjustments to get back to the top and prove to the world that I’m the best again.

I know that if I fight to the best of my abilities that no one can beat me. My last fight was a minor setback but I’m ready to prove to the world that I’m one of the best guys out there again!

I won the belt before and I WILL win it again!


P.S. Here’s the video below I talked about in last week’s blog. Sorry it took so long to get it up but it’s worth the wait for sure.

RECOVERY SHAKE with Teresa and Eric Triliegi

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The Ulysses Gomez Experiment” is a weekly blog series written by world top 10 ranked flyweight Ulysses Gomez as he prepares for his Aug. 5 fight at Tachi Palace Fights 10. “The Ulysses Gomez Experiment” is (usually) published each Friday and is part of our ongoing series of exclusive content written by individuals involved in the mixed martial arts industry.

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