Gastelum doesn't want to come out of Australia empty-handed.
UFC 234 this Saturday will be interesting when Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum take to the octagon for the middleweight championship. The event will be taking place in Whittaker's home country of Australia, which means Gastelum will be traveling 8,000 miles for what will turn out to be the biggest fight of his life. Gastelum doesn't want to come back home from the fight without a championship belt and in an interview with TMZ, the fighter compared his situation to Rocky Balboa's in Rocky IV.
If you remember, in Rocky IV, Balboa travels to Russia to fight super fighter Ivan Drago and eventually ends up winning. While the situations are pretty different, Gastelum explained exactly what he meant.
"It's all good. Look what happens at the end. Rocky turns everybody over on his side, and he wins the fight," Gastelum said. "I plan on taking that 12 pounds of gold. It's a long flight home. I don't plan on going empty-handed."
Gastelum also explained that he plans to "rip [Whittaker's] head off" and take his belt from him. Based on his words, it's evident that Gastelum is excited and motivated for Saturday's big title fight.
Who do you think will be winning this one?