A few months ago, I was at my gym in Houston getting dressed in the locker room and preparing to train. I'd just defended my Fury FC featherweight title in a TKO victory over Ray Trujillo, but I was staying sharp. That's when the phone rang. It was the PFL.
On Thursday, I'll return to the cage in a featherweight bout against Gadzhi Rabadanov at PFL 5 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I'm a late addition to the $1 million tournament, but I have a chance to shake up the field and qualify for the playoffs with an early finish.
It's awesome. This opportunity is amazing. After fighting in the UFC and Bellator earlier in my career, I've been waiting for the call to come back to the big show, and this is it.