Chris Gutierrez is aware of the responsibility he has in Frankie Edgar being his final UFC opponent on Saturday. But, he wants to tell the story about himself.
Gutierrez will face Edgar at UFC 281 Madison Square Garden on Saturday in what is expected to be Edgar’s final bout. He could win the fight against the UFC legend and former lightweight champion.
Gutierrez would not feel any regret sending Edgar to the next chapter in his life after a loss.
“Why? Gutierrez said to MMA Fighting, “Would there be any remorse?” “He’s had his time. He’s had a great run, and at the end of the day, that’s what it is. He’s had his time, and I don’t feel bad.
“His task is to defeat me; my job is simply to attempt to beat him. There’s no remorse sending him on his way with an ass-whooping.”
Since a submission loss to Raoni Barcelos in his UFC debut at the TUF 28 Finale in November 2018, Gutierrez has gone unbeaten over seven fights, including a hard-fought majority draw against Cody Durden. “El Guapo”, a spinning back-elbow knockout of Danaa batgerel in UFC Columbus, won victories in his three previous outings.
Gutierrez may have broken a lot hearts at the MMA, but he is happy with his win and the opportunity to change the world.
“I’ll tell you exactly how: I removed the name and the face, and it’s just the body,” he said. I’ll just run it. That’s as simple as it is. I understand the task ahead, I understand it’s Frankie, but at the same time, I really don’t give a damn. It is a mere body. It’s all that it’s made of, so I treat it like this.
“I don’t give a s*** about [being booed]. I am not going to fight the masses, but I will be fighting just one person. It doesn’t really matter if I get booed at the end. I tune all that s*** out. It fuels me .”
Edgar is entering his 36th final pro MMA fight looking to end a two-fight skid. His most recent appearance at MSG ended in a third-round front kick knockout loss to Marlon Vera a little over a year ago at UFC 268. Saturday will mark the 30th appearance in an octagon for “The Answer .”
” I don’t merit s ***, But, I have earned the chance to fight Edgar,” Gutierrez stated. It’s exciting. That is the only way that I can sum it up. I’m fighting at Madison Square Garden. That’s a dream come true, and statistically, I’m not supposed to be here, to be honest.”